BENEFITING: American Parkinson Disease Association
EVENT: 2016 GO! FOR A CAUSE
EVENT DATE: Apr 09, 2016
The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA)- Greater St. Louis Chapter is participating as an official charity of GO! St. Louis Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend for the third year. We are a non-profit organization that deals with Parkinson disease, a chronic neurological condition that results in symtpoms such as tremors, slow and rigid movements and decreased balance. The APDA strives to enhance the quality of life for people with Parkinson disease, their families and their care partners by providing educational information, materials & seminars, exercise classes and support groups. The APDA also provides training and information for healthcare professionals in the community and supports ongoing research to help find causes and a cure for Parkinson's. Over 1.5 million people live with Parkinson's, including almost 35,000 in the bi-state region. There is currently no cure for Parkinson disease.