Carp art pop-up a Parkinson’s fundraiser Aug. 20

By Jake Davies - West Carleton Online

CARP – Corkery’s Dianne Bramble will be selling her artwork during a pop-up fundraiser for Parkinson’s disease in downtown Carp Saturday, Aug. 20.

Bramble, diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2013, has undertaken a variety of projects all tied in to raising funds for research.

In 2018, West Carleton Online interviewed Bramble after she published a super-hero story she used as a fundraiser in support of her Parkinson Canada SuperWalk fundraising efforts.

We spoke to Bramble again in 2020, after the multi-medium artist took up the paint brush, a passion she could share with her son.

“I started painting again because my son loves to paint (Liam),” Bramble told West Carleton Online in 2020. “I said I like to paint, so I started doing it. And it got out of control. I was doing four or five a day. With Parkinson’s my sketching isn’t what it once was, so I switched to abstract which isn’t a problem. I find it really relaxing and it’s good for motor control. It helps with a lot of things.”

At that time, Bramble had raised more than $15,000 for Parkinson’s research. This Saturday (Aug. 20), Bramble hopes to add to the pile.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bramble will have many pieces of her work for sale as well as some of her published books at 416 Donald B. Munro Dr. (the former Moonstones Gallery). She also hopes to have some art from other artists dealing with Parkinson’s.

“All funds raised will go towards my SuperWalk campaign,” Bramble said.

So far this SuperWalk season, Bramble has raised $2,421 for research, nearly half of her $5,000 goal.

“Parkinson’s runs in my family, so this walk is important to me for many reasons,” Bramble said. “My mom’s father had Parkinson’s, as do several of her cousins. One of her cousins died two years ago from complications of the disease. I would like to see a cure, not so much for me, but for my children who may be at risk of developing this disease.  This will be my ninth walk and I hope I do as well as I did last year. I raised more than $6,000 last year, so lets see how it goes. 

If you are interested in donating to Dianne Bramble’s SuperWalk campaign, click here.

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