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Embarcadero Lions Club Hosts Robert G. Smith Walk/5K Run to Cancel Out Parkinson's
The Annual COP Walk benefits the Parkinson Association of Northern California
By: Lions Clubs International
Maidu Regional Park is off Highway 80 and Douglas Boulevard in East Roseville. Interested persons can form teams, participate as a family, walk or run as individuals, or enjoy the entertainment and health fair booths. There will be plenty to do for the whole family! Tickets to run or walk are $30 ($40 after March 1, 2022). There is no charge to come out and have fun!
The RG Smith COP Walk honors Robert Smith and raises Parkinson's disease awareness. Proceeds benefit the Parkinson Association of Northern California's educational and support programs. Attendees can enjoy entertainment, cheer on participants, and stop by dozens of sponsor and vendor booths offering community health information and resources.
"Exercise is good for everyone," says PANC Executive Director Will Zrnchik. "But for people with Parkinson's disease, it's vital to their health and well-being and can even improve motor skills." Over 50 Lions Club chapters throughout Northern California are involved in this event. Mr. Zrnchik added, "We are proud to be a part of this collaborative effort to better serve the Parkinson's community." For more information or to register, visit https://www.rgsmith.org.
About the Lions Clubs International
Lions Clubs International is the largest service club organization in the world. Since 1917, Lions have strengthened local communities through hands-on service and humanitarian projects, and extend service impact through the generous support of the Lions Clubs International Foundation. For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit lionsclubs.org.
About the Parkinson Association of Northern California
Since 1996, the Parkinson Association of Northern California has been providing programs and services to improve the quality of life for those facing Parkinson's disease throughout our region. The Parkinson Association's programing emphasis supports the fact that while there is no cure for Parkinson's, those diagnosed with the disease can take steps to live well. For more information on PANC, visit panctoday.org.
About Parkinson's Disease
Parkinson's disease is a neurological movement disorder affecting one million Americans. Each year, 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson's. Common symptoms include tremor, slowness of movement, stiff muscles, unsteady gait, depression, and anxiety. There is no known cure for Parkinson's. Most patients maintain a good quality of life with medications.
Dave Johnson, Embarcadero Lions Club
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