Paws for Parkinson's

June 21st, 2014

Bring your friends--furry or human--to this fun, family-friendly benefit walk for Parkinson's disease (PD).  Funds raised will help the Parkinson Center of Oregon further our mission of improving care of people with Parkinson's disease by offering expertise and comprehensive care, providing education to patients, families, and professionals, and promoting research into causes and treatment of Parkinson's disease.  Together, we can make a difference!


Event Details

What:   1k or 4k Dog Walk, Vendor Fair, & Silent Auction
When:   June 21st, 2014
Where:  Base of the OHSU Tram

$25, includes event T-shirt and porta-pet trash bag dispensers.

Event Schedule:
9:00 am:  Silent Auction, Pet Fair & Registration
9:30 am:  Opening Ceremonies
10:00 am: 4k walk
10:30 am: 1k walk
11:00 am: Pet Contests
12:00 pm: Doggone tired--go home!


Register, start or join a team, and fundraise using the Parkinson Center of Oregon Firstgiving site.

Step One:
Navigate to http://www.firstgiving.com/pco/paws.  Click on the green "Start Fundraising" button to get started.

Step Two:
Select the "Paws for Parkinson's" event.  You will then be re-directed to the Paws for Parkinson's event page.

Step Three:
Click on the green "Join Now" button.  You will then be prompted to register for the event and create a page.  If you have registered for the event in previous years, you will be asked to log-in and create your page.

Step Four:
Once your page is set up, you can send e-mails and ask others to join your team or donate.

Participation Options

Sponsors will receive company recognition and publicity, a complimentary vendor booth and more!
All sponsors who contribute over $500 will be invited to a private wine tasting event later in the summer!
See Sponsorship Details

Host a booth at Paws for Parkinson's! Engage with attendees on a personal level. Vendors will also receive company recognition. Contact Jody Pearson at jody@helpinghandshomecare.com or 503-490-8774 for questions about becoming a vendor.

Contributing to our fundraising efforts or donating items to our silent auction is a great, easy way to participate and help the cause!
Check out the latest on our Auction Items!

Walking Team
Enjoy the beautiful waterfront with friends (both human and furry!) and get some exercise while helping a great cause!
Register your walking team! 


Special Bonus Option
If you contribute over $500 using any combination of the above, you will also be invited to a private wine tasting event later in the summer!


See Details for more information on all of these great options!


Create your own fundraising page!



Tell your story

Once your Firstgiving fundraising page is set up, personalize your story to support your fundraising efforts!  If you need a little help getting started, click on the links below to view sample stories.


Sample 1--Personal stories

Sample 2--For healthcare providers

Share by E-mail

Spread the word!  Use your personal e-mail account to share your page with your friends and family--and ask them to pass it on, too!  Click on the links below to view sample e-mails.

Sample e-mail

Effective fundraising

Thanks to our sponsors