InspirFit offers PD programs designed to increase or maintain the physical well-being of participants. The foundation provides a grant to the program.
Chicago Tribune: Parkinson's Patients Find Help at Willowbrook Fitness Facility
Article about the new Parkinson's Wellness Programs offered at the Bernard Horwich JCC in West Rogers Park, Chicago. The program will offer innovative movement therapy sessions, a caregiver support group, and community-wide PD educational events directly to the community.
Opinion piece written by the husband of a woman with early onset PD. Details their experience. “…the National Parkinson Foundation of Greater Rochester (NPFGR), made up of people who have become our greatest allies in our nonstop, not-going-down-quietly fight,” Kevin said.
Team Hope member, Colin Stokes, is cycling 700 miles for his Coast to Canyon Ride fundraiser in honor of his late mother, who had PD. All proceeds go to NPF. The article also features the Boob Ride, a distance cycling fundraiser where proceeds go to breast cancer research.
Preliminary findings from a small-scale study by Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) researchers indicate that a medication approved to treat leukemia may halt or reverse the progression of Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia.
Santa Clarita will host its first ever Moving Day®, a walk and 5K charity run to fight Parkinson’s disease. Moving Day® is the National Parkinson Foundation’s (NPF) grassroots fundraising event that will bring the community together for a day of movement and family-friendly activities like vendor booths, a kids’ zone, and live entertainment.
On a recent morning, the 78-year-old stood under the speed bag at the Cedar Valley Boxing Club, rhythmically pounding out alternating lefts and rights. It’s a long way from his first visit to the club.
Eating can be difficult and embarrassing for those with tremors, but GyroGear thinks it has a solution for patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease or essential tremor. The start-up has created a glove that steadies a person’s hand, making it easier to complete everyday tasks such as eating.
The ice bikes have been a hit at Canalside and tonight a unique partnership allowed a special group of people to hit the ice. For the second consecutive year, The Parkinson’s Ice Skating Party welcomed those battling the disease for a chance to enjoy some winter activities.
For years, doctors have been telling their patients that exercise helps with the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, too, but now they're getting some help from organized exercise programs designed specifically for Parkinson's patients.
After a 12-year career with the NBA, Brian Grant was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Today, he's a leading proponent of exercise for people with his condition.