The Recovery Project, a leading provider of progressive, effective neuro rehab therapies that improve the lives and functionality of patients with spinal cord and other neurological injuries, will host its first annual Take Power Over Parkinson’s: Fight Back with Fitness fundraiser on September 22, with all proceeds going to the Mary and Charles A. Parkhill Foundation. Charlie Parkhill, co-founder of The Recovery Project, made the announcement.
An estimated 7 to 10 million people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s disease (PD), a chronic neurodegenerative condition, and research shows not enough people living with PD are getting the correct type and amount of exercise. As part of The Recovery Project’s attempt to combat this trend, the Take Power Over Parkinson’s event will consist of food, fun and PD-friendly exercises, including:
- Rock Steady Boxing
- PWR! Moves
- Tai Chi for PD
- Moving Thru Dance
“At The Recovery Project, we believe all individuals living with Parkinson’s disease should have access to exercise and wellness programs to promote optimal health and independence. That’s why we decided to start the Take Power Over Parkinson’s annual event,” said Meghan Malley, lead physical therapist at The Recovery Project. “The goal of this event is to raise $10,000 for those living with PD to be able to participate in the wellness programs of their choice. Regardless of whether they participate in programs at The Recovery Project or somewhere else, the key is to keep moving!”
Everyone is encouraged to participate—regardless of whether they have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Those interested in participating in the 20-30-minute wellness classes must register online prior to the event. Registration costs $25. Funds raised through the event will go to the Mary and Charles A. Parkhill Foundation, which will distribute the proceeds in the form of grants to individuals living with PD to help cover the cost of participation in wellness programs of their choice. Recipients can use their grants at any PD wellness or therapy services provider.
The fundraiser will be held at The Recovery Project’s Livonia location at 11878 Hubbard Street. To register or donate online, visit therecoveryproject.net/fundraiser. For more information call 734-953-1745.