It’s fall. And that means snow for some, and warm forecasts for others to review on my newsroom computer. Plus; Halloween costume fun on-air. Any excuse to wear a full-out spacesuit on TV, right? More green screen shots from behind the scenes.
For me, this picture from my wedding day really symbolizes my fight to help make lives better for those with Parkinsons. As a regional spokesperson for the Parkinson Society Central & Northern Ontario it’s been my mission to spread hope and awareness. And it all stems from the man you see in this shot. It has been three years since my Grandfather passed away from a valiant fight with the neurological disease. I say it came at us like a freight train. We had the rug pulled from beneath us after his diagnosis and continued to watch what was (for us) a fast deterioration. That doesn’t have to be your reality though. There is support with groups like the Parkinson Society. Reach out to your local chapter. Buy tulips this month when you see the volunteers at a busy hub near you. Check out great community events like the yearly Superwalk. I believe that more moments like the one in this picture can happen for the 100,000 Canadians living with Parkinsons. All while we never give up hope for a cure. This April is Parkinson Awareness month. Check out the Parkinson Society for more information, to donate to the cause or to get involved.
I’m always thrilled to share this story. Thanks for including me in the “Best gift ever” feature in your Holiday Issue, Hamilton Magazine! It’s an honour to be one of the notable Hamiltonians you chose. Now… how do we top that next Christmas? 😉
A huge thanks goes out to the team at Urbanbaby&Toddler Magazine for including as one of your celebrity parents. Check out the article here. And if you’re in Vancouver go pick up a copy of their latest issue! I had a blast talkin’ work-life balance and about everything from green screens to green smoothies!
But, I’m JUST one of the incredible mommas on the Weather Network roster. It’s SUCH an incredible team of talented people and I’m so proud to have both my family and the TWN family behind me… It takes a village!