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Community walk/run for Parkinson's set for May 6

April 07, 2023 


Hospital News

HSHS St. Anthony’s Physical Rehabilitation and Wellness is hosting a Community Walk/Run event with the Parkinson’s Foundation on Saturday, May 6.

Being held at the Workman’s Sports and Wellness Complex, the walk/run event is for everyone in the community of any age to come out and support those with Parkinson’s disease. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a 0.5-mile and 1-mile walk/run followed by yard games, prizes, shirt giveaways and food by Country Rhodes Catering.  

There is no registration fee but donations are appreciated, with 100% of the proceeds going towards the Parkinson’s Foundation. Contributions will help the Parkinson's Foundation advance research, provide educational resources, and fund programs that make life better for people living with Parkinson's disease. To learn more about the Parkinson's Foundation, visit parkinson.org.

Registration is now open. Online registration before the event is strongly encouraged, although registration will be available the day of the event. Each member of your family participating will need to register. To register and find out more, visit movingdaywalk.org/communitywalkeffingham.

Jessica Mottashed, HSHS St. Anthony’s physical therapist, shared why she and her colleagues wanted to partner with the Parkinson’s Foundation on this event. “My father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2017. I wanted to give back to an organization that helps support people with Parkinson’s disease and their families navigate the disorder,” she said. “The Parkinson’s Foundation performs research to help further treatment options for those with Parkinson’s disease. I look forward to this event bringing our community together to support those with Parkinson’s disease and their families.”

HSHS St. Anthony’s Physical Rehabilitation and Wellness has a specialized team that treats and supports patients with Parkinson’s disease. Seven members of St. Anthony’s physical therapy and speech therapy team have completed specialized and individualized training for LSVT BIG and LSVT LOUD treatments that help people with Parkinson's disease and other neurological conditions address walking, balance and other activities of daily living (LSVT BIG) and with their speech (LSVT LOUD).

For questions or more information about the community walk/run event, contact Jessica Mottashed at jessica.mottashed@hshs.org.

Bring your friends, neighbors, family, strollers and dogs to enjoy this fun and encouraging event. Register now for the Community Walk/Run at movingdaywalk.org/communitywalkeffingham,

Community walk/run for Parkinson's set for May 6