7th Annual PD Walkers at the Des Moines Marathon
– October 19, 2014
Click here to register for the 2014 PD Walkers Team!
Help support PD Walkers through online donations.
What is PD Walkers?
PD Walkers is a group that is committed to raising funds for the IA Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association. They have participated in the Des Moines Marathon since 2008, have had nearly 450 people participate, and raised over $90,000 to help the APDA in their mission to Ease the Burden to Find a Cure for PD.
The three goals of the PD Walkers Team is to raise awareness of Parkinson's, to empower and inspire people with PD on the benefits of exercise and to ultimately help raise funds for research organizations to find a cure for PD. The IA Chapter provides resources to help reach these goals.
The specific goal for the PD Walkers team this year is to help the Iowa Chapter fund exercise programs and train instructors to help teach Delay the Disease and other exercise classes across the State of Iowa. More and more research studies are showing that exercise can help manage PD symptoms better and in some cases may delay the progression of PD.
We can't do this without you!
Because of you…We now have Delay the Disease classes being offered at the YMCA Healthy Living Center. If you have Parkinson's or know someone who has Parkinson's, please let them know about the opportunity to attend this program. You can try out the classes and this awesome facility free. Call the YMCA HLC at 226-9622 for more information! Click here for information on the class being offered.
Questions about PD Walkers, please contact LaDona Molander, firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-953-8474.