2020 In Person Golf Classic Cancelled

 

2020 In Person Golf Classic Cancelled

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided that the 2020 Kirk Gibson Golf Classic, scheduled for August 17, will be held as a virtual event only. While we are disappointed to cancel our in person outing, we believe this is the most prudent decision at this time.

The Virtual Golf Outing will take place from August 14-17. Please join us for a round of golf from the course of your choice, and stay connected with us via the 18Birdies app. We will still hold our auction via online platform and all participants will receive access.

Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to bringing back the traditional Kirk Gibson Golf Classic in 2021.

Virtual Fundraising Opportunities





Virtual Fundraising Opportunities

 

Want to join Team 23? We are pleased to announce we are partnered with the GivenGain online fundraising platform. You can choose the event of your choice – a 5K, 10K, 1 mile walk or run or get creative! You can start your own fundraising platform here, with all proceeds going to the Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s. Anyone raising over $500 will receive an exclusive Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s dri-fit t-shirt.

Please view this useful guide for how to set up your fundraiser.

If you have any additional questions please contact Michelle Newman at michelle@kirkgibsonfoundation.org.

Thank you for your support and for joining Team 23!

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.