Join us for Denver’s only run supporting Parkinson’s, the 5th annual Colorado Courage Run! Meet us on Saturday, August 26th, 2017 at 9:00 AM at Cheesman Park in the heart of Denver to show your support for the nearly one million Americans who are living courageously with PD. The race, which benefits the Parkinson’s Association of the Rockies, is a family event; bring your kids, strollers, dogs, and friends to race, jog, or walk the course! Then join us after the race for free food and drinks to celebrate. Our goal is to raise awareness and funds for the Parkinson’s Association of the Rockies, as they provide unique and life-changing services to the Parkinson’s community. We are looking to add to the over $60,000 we’ve raised for P.A.R. since 2013! Thank you! This year we are hoping to raise $25,000 and you can help!
Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive neurological condition, in which the brain ceases to create a chemical called dopamine. Without dopamine people can find that their movements become slower, so it takes longer to do things, as the symptoms of Parkinson’s appear. There’s currently no cure for Parkinson’s and we don’t yet know why people get the condition. But that won’t stop us from encouraging and inspiring those affected by PD!
The Parkinson’s Association of the Rockies (PAR) is a non-profit foundation in Denver with a mission to help those living with Parkinson’s Disease, and their families, live well after the diagnosis. They offer care, support groups, informational seminars, yoga and exercise classes, and community resources as valuable tools to enrich and enhance the Parkinson’s patient’s life. You can learn more about the Parkinson’s Association of the Rockies by visiting their website, here.
Looking for other ways to support those with Parkinson’s disease?
This run is just one of the ways that Denver is joining with the local and nation-wide Parkinson’s community. There are many wonderful events and organizations that allow us to come together for the common goal of supporting those with Parkinson’s disease. Check out these other great opportunities: