RETIRED LAWYER WALKS FOR PARKINSON’S DISEASE RESEARCH
Harry McMurtry never listened to the doubters.
The retired lawyer, who has Parkinson’s disease, was set to walk 500 miles (804.6 kilometres) with others to spread awareness and raise money for Parkinson’s research. Two of the other people who round out the core of his group — Ross Sugar and Sue Thompson — also suffer from the affliction.
“A lot of people doubted we could pull this off, but I think we have,” he says. “There are a lot of doubters out there, but I had a dream and it’s come to fruition.”
McMurtry and his group left his adopted home of New York City on May 6 and have since made their way up to Canada, as various guest walkers have joined them along their way. They planned to finish the walk in Toronto.
McMurtry retired in 2010 as a partner of Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP, after living in Toronto for many...
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