Big & Loud Update

In December 2019, the Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s granted additional funds to support and expand the Big and Loud alumni program for 2020.  Below is an update from the LSVT Big & Loud team:

BIG AND LOUD ALUMNI UPDATE

In December 2019, the Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s granted additional funds to support and expand the Big and Loud alumni program for 2020.  Below is an update from the LSVT Big & Loud team:

The LSVT BIG & LOUD alumni program at Spectrum Health Hospital began as an idea of Kirk Gibson in December of 2017. He realized how important it is to continue to exercise your body, mind, and voice to fight the effects of Parkinson’s Disease. He gave a gift to the Spectrum Health Foundation as seed funding to see if this program could become a reality. Kerri Vryhof and Lea Norbotten began developing a program that combines working on voice and movement exercises to counter-act the effects of PD.

They started a pilot group in 2018 and it was an astounding success with more patients wanting to take part. Two additional therapists were trained in 2019. There are currently 4 classes per week with 45 people attending the classes. Additional donors contributed to the program and in 2020 it will be offered in other Spectrum Health Hospitals throughout Western Michigan. We are so thankful for Kirk’s vision and support. Lives are being impacted every day through the program and the care giver support groups that have formed!

An OBI Robot Donation

This past October the Kirk Gibson Foundation donated an OBI Robot to Mr. Lawrence Bucec. The device will help Mr. Bucec feed himself at mealtimes. The video below showcases both Mr. Bucec’s story and the benefits an OBI unit can provide to individuals who need assistance.

AN OBI ROBOT DONATION

This past October the Kirk Gibson Foundation donated an OBI Robot to Mr. Lawrence Bucec. The device will help Mr. Bucec feed himself at mealtimes. The video below showcases both Mr. Bucec’s story and the benefits an OBI unit can provide to individuals who need assistance.

2019 Jack White, Alice Cooper & Kirk Gibson Q&A

On October 30th, the Shinola Hotel hosted Jack White, Alice Cooper and Kirk Gibson in a Q&A session led by WDET’s Ann Delisi. Jack White also did an acoustic performance of “We’re Going to be Friends” and “Hotel Yorba.” The evening’s auction included ping pong games against Kirk Gibson and Alice Cooper.  The evening raised over $50,000 towards Parkinson’s Disease Research and programs. You can read more about the event here:

https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/8541651/jack-white-alice-cooper-parkinsons-benefit-

2019 JACK WHITE, ALICE COOPER & KIRK GIBSON Q&A

On October 30th, the Shinola Hotel hosted Jack White, Alice Cooper and Kirk Gibson in a Q&A session led by WDET’s Ann Delisi. Jack White also did an acoustic performance of “We’re Going to be Friends” and “Hotel Yorba.” The evening’s auction included ping pong games against Kirk Gibson and Alice Cooper.  The evening raised over $50,000 towards Parkinson’s Disease Research and programs. You can read more about the event here:

https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/8541651/jack-white-alice-cooper-parkinsons-benefit-

A Recap of The 2019 Kirk Gibson Golf Classic

Players at the 2019 Kirk Gibson Golf Classic

In August we held our fourth annual Kirk Gibson Golf Classic at the Wyndgate Country Club where we raised over $76,000. There were 108 golfers in attendance. Kirk and Bob Wojnoski of the Detroit News helped entertain the crowed and David “Boomer” Wells was our live auctioneer.

You can learn more about the golf outing below:

Fox Sports Coverage of the KGF 2019 Golf Classic

Detroit News coverage of the Event

A RECAP OF THE 2019 KIRK GIBSON GOLF CLASSIC

In August we held our fourth annual Kirk Gibson Golf Classic at the Wyndgate Country Club where we raised over $76,000. There were 108 golfers in attendance. Kirk and Bob Wojnoski of the Detroit News helped entertain the crowed and David “Boomer” Wells was our live auctioneer.

You can learn more about the golf outing below:

Fox Sports Coverage of the KGF 2019 Golf Classic

Detroit News coverage of the Event