NEW HARTFORD — Community Wellness Partners invites the community to join together in solidarity as part of an event to raise awareness of those living with Parkinson’s Disease.
The 17th Annual Parkinson Awareness Walk will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Presbyterian Homes & Services Campus at 4290 Middle Settlement Road. Pre-registration will be held Friday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lobby of the Presbyterian Home.
Pre-registration is not mandatory but greatly appreciated. All those who register for the one-mile walk are eligible for a free commemorative item.
While teams and team fundraising are encouraged, there is a $25 donation for individual walkers. As in year’s past there will be food, music, entertainment and fun giveaways.
“The 17th Annual Parkinson Awareness Walk is a wonderful opportunity for members of the community to work together to fight this disease, which affects about one million people in the United States,” said Lenora D’Apice, Vice President of Development for Community Wellness Partners. “We appreciate the work of all of our generous local businesses, community residents and volunteers who have joined us to make a difference.”
This year’s honoree is The Bluff Family/Site-Seeker. Margaret “Mickey” Bluff was a resident at the Presbyterian Home on the Parkinson’s Unit until her passing a few years ago. Since then two of her boys, Eddie and Brian, have dedicated time, energy and resources to support the Parkinson disease initiatives on a local and national level. As co-founders of Site-Seeker, Inc. they have used their business as a platform to bring awareness to the disease.
For more information, call 315-235-7110 or visit www.communitywellnesspartners.org.
Combining 150 years of service, Community Wellness Partners is a faith-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliation of LutheranCare® and Presbyterian Homes & Services. This affiliation offers the most complete continuity of health and wellness services for older adults in Oneida County New York. Community Wellness Partners employs 980 individuals and serves nearly 1,300 older adults each day throughout its continuum, which includes Home Care, Independent Living and Assisted Living, Rehabilitation, Skilled Nursing, and more.