One of the greatest virtues in life is to be known for ones generosity, and an anonymous Canadian donor certainly fits this profile! With a second anonymous donation of $600,000 being made from this donor to fund Parkinson’s disease research, their generous contributions now total $1.6 million dollars!
What an awesome way to start National Parkinson’s Awareness Month throughout the world. I hope is is a sign of robust donations to the many foundations and researchers who are seeking better treatments and a cure during the month of April!
Donor aids Parkinson’s research
THE STARPHOENIX APRIL 1, 2011
An anonymous Saskatchewan donor has given $600,000 for research into the cause and cure of Parkinson’s disease.
The donation, which will go to the Dr. Ali Rajput Endowment for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Research, was announced Thursday at Royal University Hospital. The endowment fund was founded in 2008 after a $1-million donation from the same donor.
The fund is used to operate the Saskatchewan Centre for Parkinson’s Research and Movement Disorders, which was founded by Rajput at RUH in 1968.
April is National Parkinson’s Awareness Month. According to Dr. Alex Rajput, current director of the centre, more than 4,000 people in Saskatchewan suffer from Parkinson’s and about 10 times that number have some sort of movement disorder.
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