Harry McMurtry completes 500 Miles for Parkinson’s
June 22, 2016 | By Urban Poling
Congratulations to Harry McMurtry who arrived to a large fan base in Toronto to celebrate his 500 Mile trek from Manhattan to raise research funds and awareness for Parkinson’s.
Along with the media and dignitaries our very own Fiath Julien was at the celebration to be part of the congratulatory spectators on this memorable occasion for Harry and Parkinson’s Disease. We are proud that Urban Poling ACTIVATOR poles assisted Harry in his mission and we hope his accomplishment also highlights how ACTIVATOR poles have a positive impact on balance, gait, and posture.
Click here to read the Toronto Sun’s full coverage.
Click here to read Harry McMurtry’s story in People Magazine.
Urban PolingCo-directors Mandy Shintani and Diana Oliver are women at different stages of life with very different professional backgrounds, yet they share a dream – to help others realize the many benefits Urban Poling has given to them.
For moderately steep slopes, simply decrease the pressure on the base of the handles or drag your poles behind you. For steep slopes, keep your poles upright and in front and out to the side slightly, so if you do fall you won’t land on your poles. Bend your knees and elbows, and slow down any momentum. For long descents, it may be helpful to lengthen the poles.
–Barb Gormley, Director of Education