Run for a Reason 2019


In 2009, a group of investment advisors from the Ottawa financial community formed Partners Investing in Parkinson Research (PIPR). The group set a goal of raising $1 million in support of research to better understand and diagnose Parkinson’s. Over ten years, it has successfully raised more than $1.3 million.

Co-chaired by Roberta Driscoll of RBC Dominion Securities and Kim Teron of Teron Inc., PIPR members reach out to the community at large to raise vital funds to support leading edge Parkinson Research at The Ottawa Hospital.

PIPR has provided important base funding to the scientists, allowing them to leverage further grants. The advancements have been impressive. PIPR has not only helped to fund research for the treatment and cure of Parkinson’s disease, it has galvanized the community to support the cause that previously received little attention. Above all, the PIPR team has given hope to those who live with this unremitting disease.

Our Run for a Reason team is raising money to ensure Parkinson's patients have access to world-class care and that research at The Ottawa Hospital continues to break down barriers, so that one day we have a cure. Join captains Karin and Shelby and chairs Kim & Bobbie and the rest of the team at Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend on May 25 & 26, 2019 in support of Parkinson's research at The Ottawa Hospital.

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