April 11th is World Parkinson’s Day
Please join us on Sunday, April 11, 2021 at noon ET, in honoring World Parkinson’s Day with sweatconnected. This will be a 45 minute indoor cycling class via Zoom led by Danielle Devine-Baum set to some great music! Don’t have a bike? Please run, row or dance with us! All proceeds from this class go to the Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s. You can reserve a spot for $23 here.
April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month:
- Over 10 million people in the world are diagnosed with Parkinson’s – 1 million in the U.S.
- Parkinson’s Disease is a disorder of the nervous system that affects movement; symptoms worsen as the disease progresses over time. Common symptoms include cogwheel rigidity, slowness in movement, tremors, and postural instability.
- Average age of diagnosis is 58.
- Parkinson’s Disease is 1.5x more likely in males than females
- The economic burden of Parkinson’s is $14.4 Billion/year in the U.S. (this may be higher now due to the COVID-19 pandemic)
- The Parkinson’s community has struggled over the past year during the COVID-19 pandemic, due to people with Parkinson’s missing some of their therapies due to closures, or struggling with virtual options. These circumstances, for many, have accelerated their decline.