|Purpose:||5K Competitive Run/Walk to support the Lone Star Parkinson Society|
|Schedule:||7:00am - Registration and packet pickup
8:00am - 5K Run/Walk
|Donate:||To make an additional donation, please click Donate|
Awards will be presented to the top 3 male and female finishers as well as the top 3 teams with best time average.
Packet pickup will be available at U-Run in The Market Place
Friday April 8th from 11am - 6pm.
651 Ste. 1335, TX-46 BUS, New Braunfels, TX 78130
Race day registration and packet pickup will be available starting at 7am at Landa Park
|Contact:||Kristen Coker, firstname.lastname@example.org 830-515-6322|
Parkinson's disease(also known as Parkinson disease, Parkinson's, idiopathic parkinsonism, primary parkinsonism, PD, or paralysis agitans) is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. The motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease result from the death of dopamine-generating cells in the substantia nigra, a region of the midbrain; the cause of this cell death is unknown. Early in the course of the disease, the most obvious symptoms are movement-related; these include shaking, rigidity, slowness of movement and difficulty with walking and gait. Later, cognitive and behavioural problems may arise, with dementia commonly occurring in the advanced stages of the disease. Other symptoms include sensory, sleep and emotional problems. PD is more common in the elderly, with most cases occurring after the age of 50.
Parkinson Disease(PD) is the number two neurological Disease in the world right behind Alzheimer's Disease. There is no known cure for PD. It is a disease that slowly robs movement control, bodily function control, and the mind. Approximately 80% of all PD patients will end up with dementia. PD is a true boutique disease. It does not effect any two patients in the same way. Therefore there is know one treatment that works for all PD Patients.
There is an estimated 1.5 million people diagnosed with Parkinson Disease(PD) in the U.S. In Comal County alone there are over 250 people with a known diagnosis of PD. In our five county area Comal, Hayes, Kendall, Guadalupe and Bexar there are literally thousands of PD cases.
Please help LONE STAR PARKINSON SOCIETY raise funds for support and education for the five counties we serve. All funds will either go to research or education for PD Patients and their families.
For more information on Parkinson Disease you may contact locally
Lone Star Parkinson Society, Inc.
614-C South Bus. I-35 PMB 51
New Braunfels, TX 78130