Milton musician to host 12-hour drumming live stream for Parkinson’s research


Published August 12, 2022 at 9:45 am

A musician from Milton will be hosting a 12-hour drumming live stream to raise money for Parkinson’s disease.

For the third year in a row, Kevin Farmer will be hosting “Drums For Parkinson’s,” to raise funds and awareness for people living with the disease.

Parkinson’s has personally affected Farmer and his family for the last 15 years after his father was diagnosed. As a result, the family has participated in the Parkinson Canada Superwalk since 2008.

In 2020, after the COVID-19 pandemic put charity events on hold, Farmer had to “think outside the box” and come up with a different way to raise funds.

“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,” reads Farmer’s website.

The drum-a-thon will be live-streamed on Facebook, YouTube and Twitch on Sunday, Aug. 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Throughout the day, Farmer will be performing solo, with bands and special guests while interacting with the online audience. He will also be giving away prizes to donors.

In the first two years of the event, Farmer has raised over $28,000.

This year’s goal is to raise $20,000, with all funds going directly to Parkinson Canada.

So far, Farmer is almost halfway toward his goal and has already raised $8,275.

To donate, click here.

Photo: Kevin Farmer’s website

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