Parkinson’s Across America Tour to Stop in Salt Lake City on September 20

Parkinson’s Across America Tour to Stop in Salt Lake City on September 20

The Parkinson’s Foundation Rocky Mountain Chapter is hosting a leg of the  “Parkinson’s Across America”tour on Tuesday, September 20 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Utah Arts Alliance. 

As part of the tour, two longtime friends living with Parkinson’s disease (PD), Scott Rider and Jim Morgan, are stopping in Salt Lake City, Utah to bring awareness to PD and raise funds for the Parkinson’s Foundation. Along with the PD Rocky Mountain Chapter team, Rider and Morgan will speak with professionals who are working to improve PD research and care, and educate attendees about how to live better with the disease and find the resources they need.   

You are welcome to capture original photography/video of Rider and Morgan, as well as the Rocky Mountain Chapter team on site. Cory Pinegar, President of the Parkinson’s Foundation Rocky Mountain Chapter, will be in attendance and able to take interviews.  

Utah based KIZIK is a sponsor of the event. The event is free and open to the public. 

WHY:
According to the Parkinson’s Foundation, PD affects an estimated one million Americans, and 10 million people worldwide. PD is the second-most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s and is the 14th-leading cause of death in the U.S. It is associated with a progressive loss of motor control (e.g., shaking or tremor at rest and lack of facial expression), as well as non-motor symptoms (e.g., depression and anxiety). There is no cure for PD and 60,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the U.S. alone. 

This event is for people with Parkinson’s, those affected by the disease, or those passionate about the cause, who are looking to meet and connect with others in the area. 

WHEN:
Tuesday, September 20th from 6:00-8:00 pm

WHERE:

Utah Arts Alliance, 663 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84104   

LINKS
For more information about Parkinson’s Across America, visit PDAcrossAmerica.com. For more information and resources about PD, visit the Parkinson’s Foundation at Parkinson.org.  

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