Plates for Parkinson’s Update
The 3rd annual Plates for Parkinson’s campaign raised almost $12,000 for support services, education and research in 2009. Thank you to celebrity participants, buyers and bidders. Also thank you to our sponsors, Maritime Paper Products Ltd. and World Financial Group.
Some of the highest grossing plates were Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr., Nickelback, Chris Daughtry, Muhammad Ali, Alanis Morissette, Paul Gross, Kevin Sorbo and Sydney Crosby. However, it was a plate by Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who plays King Henry VIII in the hit show “The Tudors,” that fetched this year’s highest bid, an incredible $1,714.96!
Fortunately, we had the privilege of meeting the buyer, who is without-a-doubt, Jonathan’s number one fan! Jonas Cosh, pictured above, stopped by our office with his mother and father to claim his plate, and we are so happy we got a chance to meet him!
Jonas contacted us in February after reading about Jonathan’s plate in the Plates for Parkinson’s article featured in Our Canada magazine. A huge fan of Jonathan’s acting, especially his performances as Elvis Presley and as King Henry VIII, Jonas also admires Jonathan for the many charities he supports.
After reading the article, Jonas and his grandfather decided he needed to win Jonathan’s plate!
Unfortunately, before the auction ended, his grandfather passed away. Jonas told us that now more than ever, this plate holds a very special place in his heart.
The Parkinson Society Maritime Region would like to thank Jonas and everyone else who helped make Plates for Parkinson’s 2009 a success! http://www.parkinsonmaritimes.ca/inner.php?page=129