5th Annual Parkinson’s Disease “Walk in the Woods” Planned for September 18th

parkinsons(Torrington, CT) – The Torrington Area Parkinson’s Support Group (TAPSG) will Host its Fifth annual “Walk in The Woods” For Parkinson’s” at White Memorial Conservation Center, Route 202 in Litchfield, CT on Sunday, September 18, 2016. Registration Begins at noon. Walks step off at 1:00 PM along three routes of .5 To 2-miles.

TAPSG hopes to raise funds for research, elevate community awareness of Parkinson’s disease and provide an afternoon of exercise, entertainment and outdoor fun in the beauty of White Memorial Conservation Center. Families may picnic on the grounds prior to or after the walk. Local talent, family activities, baked goods and ticketed drawings will be on site along with the Forbes Flyers precision jump rope team, Litchfield Fire Department, and face painting.

According to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, an estimated 5 million people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s Disease. In the United States, 60,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year alone. Currently, there is no way to prevent or accurately predict who will develop Parkinson’s disease.

To register, visit http://www.walkforpd.org, or visit www.torringtonparkinsonssupportgroup.com.

TAPSG Walk in the Woods donations may be made directly to the Michael J. Fox Foundation online At http://www2.michaeljfox.org/site/TR?fr_id=1890&pg=personal&px=1010562.

 

For more information, contact Rosellen Waiveris at 860-491-2366.

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