CPFF Community Walks 2024

Robert Davidson Walk for PF - Markham

About Robert Davidson Walk for PF - Markham

September 21, 2024, Markham, Ontario 

Join us for the 3rd annual Robert Davidson Walk for PF, hosted by Heather Davidson. Bring the whole crew for a day of bonding, activities, and midday munchies at the local pub following our walk. Let's unite, raise awareness, and make a difference for people living with pulmonary fibrosis. 

Join us on our walk, or cheer on those who are walking, and enjoy a free lunch afterwards.

Toogood Pond Park (10:00 AM EST)

Park across the street from 218 Main Street, Unionville, Ontario (The Church of the Nazarene)

  • ​Registration is FREE
  • 10:00 AM Check-in & children's activities
  • 10:45 AM Welcome message & opening stretch
  • 11:00 AM Walk starts
  • 12:00PM Free lunch for participants at the Unionville Arms, Pub & Grill

*If you'd like to cover the cost of your lunch, you may do so by making a donation on this page. 

Select this event, then join a team, create a team, or join as an individual. You can choose to walk in person AND/OR walk virtually.

Support the Robert Davidson Walk for PF

Heather is walking in memory of Robert Davidson, founder of CPFF and her husband and encourages participants to walk for their loved ones as well. She encourages everyone to follow Robert’s motto “Never Surrender” be it negotiating the challenges of pulmonary fibrosis or just handling the challenges daily life brings to you. 

Rather than give in to the disease and die, Robert decided to fight and live as normal a life as possible, borrowing from Winston Churchill, the mantra “Never surrender.” The Davidson family will continue Robert's quest by walking in his honour and paying tribute to all of those living with PF and those who have passed away. Their goal is to continue building hope, awareness, and funds for people living with pulmonary fibrosis and their loved ones. They hope to have at least 30 people turn out to walk in the live event, and while donations are deeply appreciated they are not mandatory to participate in the walk. 

Location & Meeting Spot


Toogood Pond Park
Park across the street from 218 Main Street Unionville (The Church of the Nazarene)
At the corner of Carlton and Main Street

Meeting Spot

Meet at the willow tree on the path to the lake.

Walking Trail

We will be walking around the Toogood Pond (approximately 1.7km). You are welcome to walk a portion of the loop, make multiple laps or sit and cheer others on!

Post-Walk Meal

Participants are invited to join us for a complimentary lunch at Unionville Arms Pub & Grill following our walk. Check back later for more details.

Meet CPFF Founder Robert Davidson and His Family

Robert Davidson left a monumental legacy of awareness, information, and hope for the pulmonary fibrosis community in Canada and around the world. He rallied people living with PF, their loved ones, medical professionals and was a real sense of hope.  

Robert established the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation in 2009, less than two years after his own idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis diagnosis and a few months before receiving a double-lung transplant! His courage, compassion and determination inspired many Canadians to live as fully as possible despite this devastating disease. It was with great sadness that CPFF announced the passing of Founder Robert Davidson on May 1, 2019 at 71 years of age.

Photo Gallery

2023 Robert Davidson Walk for PF 

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