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April is Parkinson's Disease Awareness month and once again, the Parkinson Foundation Minnesota and Dave Schwartz are teaming up to raise support.


It is estimated that more than 13,000 Minnesotans have Parkinson's disease and countless other family members and caregivers are directly impacted by the disease. The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. Parkinson’s Foundation Minnesota provides the local Parkinson’s community with access to resources and services that include support group referrals, wellness classes and education programs available at no cost to people affected by Parkinson’s. As a voluntary health organization, we rely on the generosity of individuals, foundations and businesses to serve the Parkinson’s community. Eighty cents of every dollar is invested in programs serving people affected by Parkinson’s.

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KARE 11's Dave Schwartz and his family have been personally affected by Parkinson's and in honor of his grandmother, Sylvia, Dave will be wearing a new HammerMade tie during each KARE 11 News Saturday broadcast and every weekend broadcast beginning March 30 – April 21. Each tie that Dave wears will be auctioned off to raise money to fund education and support activities for the Parkinson's community in Minnesota and surrounding states. But this year it's not just Dave wearing ties for Parkinson's! You will not want to miss Bobby Jensen (KARE 11) wearing a tie and battling Dave on March 30, to see who's tie will reign supreme. Additionally, we will be auctioning off a game-worn and autographed tie from Jason Zucker (Forward for the Minnesota Wild), all in support of the the Parkinson's Foundation Minnesota. Visit our auction page to join the auction and win a unique tie while supporting a good cause.




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