KAWARTHA LAKES-April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month and to celebrate The Mount Community Centre is hosting a fundraising event on World Parkinson’s Day.
The Parkinson’s Peterborough Support Group (PPSG) is holding the event on the new Heritage Verandas at The Mount Community Centre on April 11th from 11am to 1pm.
Various participants will be doing exercises to draw awareness to the benefit of exercise for people with Parkinson’s and to introduce a new partnership with Trent University’s Kinesiology Department.
Drop by The Mount Community Center at 1545 Monaghan Road, cheer on the participants as every 6 minutes a group of up to 10 participants will do their best for one minute of sit2stand exercises. Donations to support local activities will be graciously accepted. Cash donations will not be receipted but cheques over $50 will be followed up with a charitable donation receipt from Trent University, Local Parkinson Support Fund or Parkinson Canada SuperWalk Fundraiser.
Joe van Koeverden will be doing the Sit2Stand exercise every 6 minutes (one minute on, five-minute rest) for the full two hours. van Koeverden has been living with Parkinson’s disease since 2012. He will be allowed to take any six-minute cycle off when there are no new cash donations placed in my donation box.
“This challenge will run from 11 am to 1 pm. Please come prepared to donate to keep me moving. Special prize for closest guess to the total number of Sit2Stands completed in the 2 hours.” says van Koeverden.
Refreshments will be provided by Two Dishes Cookshop.