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Mountain Head drummer Kevin Farmer to play drums for 12 hours straight in support of Parkinson’s disease

Canadian drummer Kevin Farmer (Mountain Head) will be playing drums on livestream for 12 hours in support of Parkinson’s Disease.

This year marks the 32nd anniversary of the annual Parkinson Canada SuperWalk. Instead of walking, Kevin Farmer will be taking a different approach by drumming for 12 hours straight. Farmer is raising funds in support of his father, Alan Farmer, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease 16 years ago.
 


 
In his first year, he raised $10,700, and he came back last year with a goal of doubling that and raising $20,000. Now, on August 28th, he’s back once again with that same goal.

The money that Kevin Farmer raises will go directly to Parkinson Canada towards research, awareness and support for people living with Parkinson’s. If you donate a minimum of $25, you’ll have a chance to win a raffle prize. This year’s raffle prizes include:

– 14×5.75” snare drum from Slingshot Custom Drums
– 1 year subscription + p4 practice pad & drumsticks from Drumeo (x2)
– Epiphone acoustic guitar + tuner & 4 free lessons from Get Loud & House of Chords
– Mahalo ukulele + tuner & 4 free lessons from Get Loud Music & House of Chords
– Drum pad, drumsticks, hat & 4 free lessons from Get Loud Music & House of Chords
– Autographed drumsticks & tour t-shirt from The Glorious Sons
– Autographed CD & t-shirt from The Glorious Sons
– Drumsticks & creations package from Headhunters (x2)
– Gift certificate for 1 gallon of premium paint from Benjamin Moore (x2)
– 4 pack hot sauce gift set from Salem’s Lott Scary Hot Sauces
– $50 gift certificate from Jack Astor’s (x4)
– Mountain Head t-shirt and gift pack
– 14” Combo pack from Big Fat Snare Drum
– Pearl drum pad + stand (x8)
– Pearl drummers rug (x4)
– Smart watch & swag pack
+ A ton of swag, t-shirts, and more!
 

A word from Kevin Farmer:

“Hello, my name is Kevin Farmer and I’m the creator and host of Drums For Parkinson’s,” he explains. “My father Alan was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease over 15 years ago and that has inspired my family and I to participate in the Parkinson Canada Superwalk since 2008. Every year we walk to raise funds that go towards research, education and support for people living with Parkinson’s. When the Covid-19 pandemic was in full swing in 2020, I started thinking outside the box and came up with a crazy idea on how to combine my love of playing drums with a cause that I am truly passionate about.”

You can tune into the event on Facebook, YouTube, or Twitch on August 28th, or donate to the cause here.

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