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2011 Shake, Rattle & Stroll Fundraising Walk Raises $82,000 for Parkinson Association of the Rockies
Denver, CO (June 30, 2011) - On Sunday, June 19, 2011, Parkinson Association of the Rockies held its 9th annual Shake, Rattle, & Stroll fundraising walk at Denver’s Washington Park. Over 500 enthusiastic participants kicked off their Father’s Day festivities in support of Parkinson Association of the Rockies and those living with Parkinson’s disease. Thanks to the event’s generous participants and sponsors, including Title Sponsors Land Title and FirstBank, the event raised $82,000 in support of the association’s various programs and services.
Attendees of the event were treated to food from Corner Bakery, music, face painting for the kids, and a water tent for the “furry friends” who also came out in support of the cause. Local vendors hosted on-site booths with information relevant to Parkinson’s disease. Included in the vendor area was a simulation tent, offering attendees a glimpse into the physical effects of Parkinson’s disease. In addition, the association’s newly released PD Life iPhone/iPad app, which assists with and simplifies ongoing management of the disease, was displayed by volunteers and available for download to attendees’ personal iPhones/iPads.
Executive director of PAR, Cheryl Siefert, expressed her thoughts on the event: “This year’s Shake, Rattle, & Stroll was a great success. Not only did we increase awareness of the disease and our available programs and services, but we also raised funds to support the sustainability and enhancement of our efforts. On behalf of the organization, I thank everyone who supported this year’s event and look forward to an even bigger success next year!”
Since it’s formation in 1981, Parkinson Association of the Rockies has been a valuable resource to the Rocky Mountain community, providing direct care services such as support groups, in-home case assessment and an information hotline. Over the past 30 years, Parkinson Association of the Rockies has become an active association offering its members tangible and innovative resources that have transformed the way patients and caregivers manage Parkinson’s disease. For more information on the resources Parkinson Association of the Rockies offers please visit: www.ParkinsonRockies.org.