InspirFit offers PD programs designed to increase or maintain the physical well-being of participants. The foundation provides a grant to the program.
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Through Jennifer Enslein' own contributions and fundraising efforts, including a grant for $20,000 from the National Parkinson’s Foundation, Enslein was able to secure the Rock Steady Boxing program, which began in August, for the next two years. The funds pay for special equipment and instructor training at Rock Steady Boxing in Indianapolis, Indiana.
“She never invited discussion about herself,” said John W. Kozyak, NPF chairman and a friend of Ms. Reno’s for 30 years. “It took a lot of courage to stay in the public limelight when she had Parkinson’s.”
Okun was one of Reno’s long-time healthcare providers, and he remembers that the former attorney general brought a can-do attitude toward her treatment and therapy at the Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration.
“We're mourning the loss of Janet Reno,” said Paul Kelly. “Just because you have Parkinson’s doesn't mean it's a life ending disease. You could still live out a long life.”
Miami’s Janet Reno, the first woman to be U.S. attorney general, died Monday at 78 from complications connected to Parkinson’s disease.
As part of the caregiver training process, Honor partnered with the National Parkinson Foundation and the American Cancer Society to offer interested Care Pros additional training and certification in the care of patients with cancer or Parkinson’s.
At 85, Lea Nixon, is adamant about her weekly boxing class at PD Gladiators to help control her PD symptoms.
Moving Day® NC Triangle on October 29, 2016 brings Parkinson's disease awareness to North Carolina.
Dr. Michael Okun is the national medical director of the National Parkinson Foundation. "A delayed response for medications to kick in and start working is a huge issue for many of our patients who call the Parkinson's Foundation helpline," he said.
Lynn Braun, 62, of Deerfield, takes each step purposefully. She participated in the National Parkinson Foundation's fifth annual Moving Day Chicago in Lincoln Park on Sept. 24. Diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in early 2012, she is certified to coach classes at Rock Steady Boxing in Glenview. The Brauns have lived in Deerfield since 1980 when they bought their first home.