Torrington Area Parkinson’s Support Group Sponsors “Walk in the Woods” for Parkinson’s Research

The Torrington Area Parkinson’s Support Group (TAPSG) will be hosting its second annual “Walk in the Woods” for Parkinson’s research at White Memorial Conservation Center, Route 202 in Litchfield, CT on Sunday, September 15, 2013.  Registration begins at noon and the 0.5 to 2-mile walk steps off at 1:00 PM.  Participants are asked to pre-register by August 25th to receive a free t-shirt the day of the walk.

To register or to make a donation to MJFF, visit http://www.walkforpd.org.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) for research to improve treatments and to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease. In 2012, the TAPSG was able to donate $12,000 to support Parkinson’s research and help area citizens living with the disease.

Families may picnic on the grounds prior to registering or after the walk.  Demonstrations of local talent, including the Forbes Flyers precision jump rope team, Parkinson’s disease educational materials, children’s and family activities, as well as baked goods and ticketed drawings, will be on-site.

In addition to fundraising, TAPSG hopes to raise community awareness of Parkinson’s disease and to provide an opportunity for people to enjoy some gentle exercise, entertainment and games outdoors on a Sunday afternoon in the fall at White Memorial Conservation Center.

The Mission of the Torrington Area Parkinson’s Support Group is to maximize strength, minimize disability and achieve and maintain full potential of people with Parkinson’s and their caretakers. Meetings each month at the Sullivan Senior Center include speakers from health care professions and local support services organizations, as well as separate group sessions for both the caregiver and caretaker. Individuals living with Parkinson’s disease, their caregivers, their family and friends, and other interested parties are welcome to attend meetings.

Visit  http://www.walkforpd.org for more information on the walk.

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