Kevin Whitaker
Amount Raised
$47,671.00
Fundraising Goal $200,000.00

My Message

I have Parkinson's with Lewy Bodies.  Since April 2018, I have been pursuing my passion --painting to raise funds  for Parkinson's clinical research. My next show "Faith"  opens on November 22nd  (5-9pm) in Toronto. It will be open for the next two weekends noon to 3pm, closing December 1st. 

This disease is insidious but thanks to the support of family, friends and an amazing community of PSWs and medical teams, I am facing it with as much grace as I can muster.  Since my first show, I have had three  more solo exhibitions and have raised over 80K for research and support to PD organizations in Canada and around the world. This past  June, I had a solo show in France and raised funds for Parkinson's there through sales   from my  "Surveillance" series,  which reflects my observations about the world we live in.

With your ongoing help and generosity, I am aiming to reach the ambitious  goal of raising 200K to support a fellowship at Sunnybrook Hospital for research into Lewy Body Dementia,  a form of Parkinson’s Disease. In October, I attended my 40th Phys Ed reunion as part of Queen's Homecoming weekend. While there,  presented a commissioned work to Queen's University to hang in the new Phys Ed Centre, which is renamed the School of Kinesiology and Health. Thank you to all my Queen's friends who have supported this endeavour.

My story inspired Back Lane Studio make a film which  premiered internationally in October, at the Oaxaca Film Festival. It was previewed  last December at the Revue Cinema.  The film explores my life with  the LBD Parkinson's and the joy I have found in painting. Created by Back Lane's filmmaker instructors Jeana McCabe and Jordan McTavish, the short doc, titled Chasing Monsters: Parkinson's and the Power of Art, set the scene for a panel discussion on art and the treatment of neurological disorders. Moderated by author and former Globe and Mail medical reporter Carolyn Abraham, the panel included my  neurologist Dr. Mario Masselis,   Saba Shahid, who has developed an art program for Parkinson’s patients in the United States called Smilethroughart, and me. 

Thank you for supporting  my goal of raising funds for research into this disease .

If you have any time-sensitive questions, please contact me via my spouse:  mariemoliner88@gmail.com or text her mobile at 647 960-6819. I can be reached at kevin.whitaker@sympatico.ca 







 

Event Date
Jan 1, 2016 12:00 AM
Location Name
Sunnybrook Events

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My Supporters (112)

Jenny Ginder donated $100.00
Nov 17, 2019 9:53 PM
Joanne and Jeff donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 14, 2019 2:13 PM
Lynda (Catto) Coutts donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 28, 2019 1:24 PM
Martin and Anne Blaser donated an undisclosed amount
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Air Canada Baggage Claims Team donated $800.00
Jul 29, 2019 5:35 PM
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Jul 27, 2019 8:13 PM
Marc and Maria in Moncton left a message
Jul 25, 2019 9:32 AM
Keep up the great painting, looking forward to another show. Happy Birthday, Marie
John Burke donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 25, 2019 9:55 PM
Sean & Lori donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 23, 2019 11:29 AM
Donna Baines donated $370.00
Jun 22, 2019 1:06 PM
Donna Baines left a message
Jun 22, 2019 1:03 PM
Yay, Kevin! Lovely human being. So proud to be your friend. Fight on!! We are all with you, holding you close in our hearts.
John and Carolyn Hay donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 7, 2019 6:17 PM
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Brenda Shillington donated $500.00
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Bob Hollands left a message
May 2, 2019 9:19 AM
Kevin and Marie - enjoy Europe and maybe see you in the UK
Robert (Bob) Hollands donated $500.00
May 2, 2019 9:17 AM
Marianne left a message
Apr 24, 2019 1:31 PM
Kevin - enjoy your European tour and showing....
Marianne Harris donated $400.00
Apr 24, 2019 1:30 PM
Jim and Sheryl Dobenko donated $1,000.00
Apr 23, 2019 10:10 AM
Jim and Sheryl Dobenko left a message
Apr 23, 2019 10:05 AM
Kevin you are an inspiration
Patrick Kelly donated $100.00
Apr 22, 2019 11:59 AM
Rob and Andrea Armstrong donated $1,000.00
Apr 22, 2019 9:29 AM
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Mar 25, 2019 8:02 PM
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David and Kate Cameron left a message
Mar 3, 2019 12:09 PM
Kevin , you are always in our thoughts .
S. Shubat donated $300.00
Feb 3, 2019 8:35 AM
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Jan 10, 2019 10:47 AM
Ann Keys donated $100.00
Jan 5, 2019 10:26 AM
Claire Hopkinson donated $200.00
Dec 31, 2018 8:16 PM
Ellen Moorhouse donated $600.00
Dec 31, 2018 6:31 PM
Susan Bazilli donated $300.00
Dec 13, 2018 11:04 PM
Graham Boswell donated an undisclosed amount
Dec 13, 2018 10:46 PM
Anonymous donated $200.00
Dec 11, 2018 7:24 PM
Marianne Harris left a message
Dec 11, 2018 1:27 PM
I am the proud owner of one of Kevin's paintings - Crusade. I am looking forward to having it in my home.
Marianne Harris donated an undisclosed amount
Dec 11, 2018 1:26 PM
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Dec 9, 2018 6:56 PM
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Dec 3, 2018 10:09 PM
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Dec 3, 2018 10:51 AM
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Dec 2, 2018 5:50 PM
Ash, Aparna left a message
Dec 2, 2018 3:15 PM
Kevin and Marie, Tremendously inspired by your courage! Thank you for everything you have done for us.
Ash & Aparna Massey donated $100.00
Dec 2, 2018 3:11 PM
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Dec 2, 2018 9:38 AM
Stephen McArthur donated $500.00
Dec 1, 2018 6:56 PM
Ann Holmes donated $100.00
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Doug Ewart and Judith Keene left a message
Dec 1, 2018 3:57 PM
Inspired.
Doug Ewart and Judith Keene donated $1,200.00
Dec 1, 2018 3:56 PM
Susan Wright, John Sankey donated $400.00
Dec 1, 2018 1:57 PM
Nidhi left a message
Dec 1, 2018 1:39 PM
Kevin and Marie... taking much inspiration from you and your family and wishing you fortitude and love in 2019!
Nidhi donated $100.00
Dec 1, 2018 1:37 PM
Joan Evans donated an undisclosed amount
Dec 1, 2018 11:24 AM
Myra Massey donated $20.00
Nov 30, 2018 6:00 PM
Chris Albertyn donated $200.00
Nov 30, 2018 11:44 AM
Becky Albino donated $100.00
Nov 29, 2018 8:39 PM
Katherine Corrick left a message
Nov 28, 2018 9:20 PM
Kevin, I'm sorry that I cannot make it on December 1. Good luck to you! You have done such amazing work. I am thinking of you and Marie.
Katherine Corrick donated an undisclosed amount
Nov 28, 2018 9:18 PM
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Jenny Ginder donated $100.00
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Margo Connors and Robert Stack donated $500.00
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Sarah & Randy donated $250.00
Nov 17, 2018 9:01 PM
Doug Gray donated $500.00
Nov 17, 2018 3:15 PM
Marianne left a message
Nov 17, 2018 11:46 AM
this is a wonderful gift of your talents that you are giving to help others. Kevin - You are an inspiration.
Marianne Harris donated $2,500.00
Nov 17, 2018 11:43 AM
Jennifer Whitaker donated an undisclosed amount
Nov 17, 2018 11:41 AM
Marguerite Whitaker donated $1,000.00
Nov 17, 2018 10:59 AM
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Bryan & Peigi Dumouchel donated an undisclosed amount
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Nalini Stewart donated $200.00
May 23, 2018 7:08 PM
John Sankey & Susan Wright donated $250.00
Apr 30, 2018 9:22 AM
Jennifer Lynn donated an undisclosed amount
Apr 30, 2018 8:26 AM
Don left a message
Apr 29, 2018 4:29 PM
Sorry we couldn't see your show in Toronto. Hopefully we'll see some of your paintings in North Hatley this summer
Don & Joanne McLeod donated an undisclosed amount
Apr 29, 2018 4:26 PM
Anne Cowan left a message
Apr 29, 2018 8:49 AM
Sorry I missed you. A very powerful and thought-provoking exhibit.
Anne Cowan donated an undisclosed amount
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Chris Dassios donated $300.00
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Robert Hay donated $500.00
Apr 16, 2018 11:55 AM
Ann Holmes donated $300.00
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Chris Albertyn donated $100.00
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Diane donated $500.00
Apr 15, 2018 11:25 AM
Jen and bruce left a message
Apr 14, 2018 3:39 PM
you are an inspiration and greatly loved - wish we could have been there and love our painting!
Jen and Bruce donated an undisclosed amount
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Marc Blayney donated an undisclosed amount
Apr 14, 2018 3:13 PM
Dave donated $500.00
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Nancy left a message
Apr 14, 2018 12:36 PM
Thanks for sharing with us -- the art is so personal. I will treasure my piece.
Nancy donated an undisclosed amount
Apr 14, 2018 12:35 PM
Fariba Anderson left a message
Apr 14, 2018 9:29 AM
Hi Kevin, Life is indeed a mystery and one never knows what is around the cornner. Your resolve to fight Parkinson's through "Chasing Monsters" series of painting is truly aspirational and moving. With much gratitude for letting so many of us share the journey with you through power of art.
Fariba Anderson donated $500.00
Apr 14, 2018 9:29 AM
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Apr 5, 2018 9:27 AM
Kevin Whitaker left a message
Mar 26, 2018 8:06 PM
Please buy a painting and/or donate to Parkinsons LBD research
Kevin Whitaker anf family donated $500.00
Mar 26, 2018 8:04 PM