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.
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Moving Day® Santa Clarita received coverage from a local radio station.
Haverhill School Committeeman Scott W. Wood Jr. is calling attention to Parkinson’s Awareness Month and urging residents to take part in Moving Day. “The aim is to encourage people to stay active and move for better health,” he said.
Boxing-fitness classes for people with PD have come to the Twin Cities. By next month, four local clubs will offer sessions. NPF Minnesota offers $500 annual stipends for exercise classes, including boxing.
NPF Western New York’s blue light bulb campaign is going strong. The idea for the blue bulbs came after a number of local landmarks agreed to be lit blue to raise awareness.
Tippy Balady’s tribute song, Coconut Cake, to her grandmother is raising awareness about Parkinson's. Balady will donate money from her sales to NPF.
Concise article on the different campaigns PD non-profits have launched for Parkinson’s Awareness Month featuring #Move4PD campaign.
NPF of Greater Rochester awarded a $20,000 grant to the University of Rochester to study PD. It will allow a social worker to help neurologists at the University treat Parkinson's patients.
In honor of his grandmother who had PD, news anchor Dave Schwartz will wear a new HammerMade tie during April weekend broadcasts and will auction each one to raise money for the PD community in Minnesota and surrounding states.
This article highlights Moving Day® grants, in particular USC’s 5K Training Team in LA for people with Parkinson’s. It also promotes Moving Day® North LA County on May 14.