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North Shore Walk for Parkinson's Disease to be held in Swampscott

Posted by boston.com  October 2, 2013 10:00 AM

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The following was submitted by Anna Wistran Wolfe:


The 7th Annual North Shore Walk for Parkinson’s Disease will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2013, to benefit The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF).The walk aims to raise $20,000 or more to enable MJFF to continue aggressively funding research to find better treatments and a cure for Parkinson’s disease.

 

The 3-mile walk starts at the First Church Congregational, 40 Monument Avenue in Swampscott. Registration is $25 and starts at 10 am; walk begins at 10:30 am. Free T-shirts for the first 100 walkers.

 

The North Shore Walk for Parkinson’s Disease was started by the Wistran family of Swampscott in honor of Dr. Daniel Wistran, who has been battling Parkinson's disease since 1997.

 

All donations support The Michael J. Fox Foundation, which is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson’s today.

 

Five million people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s disease—a chronic, degenerative neurological disorder. In the United States, 60,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year alone. There is no known cure for Parkinson’s disease.

 

For more information, call 781.307.5804 or email northshorewalk@gmail.com. Donations may be made online teamfox.org/goto/northshorewalk.

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