Empowers People Living with Parkinson’s Disease to Fight Back During Parkinson’s Awareness Month
Join Delegate Kenneth Kerr for a ribbon cutting ceremony to be held at the Frederick YMCA on Saturday, April 27th at 12 noon as they kick off their Rock Steady Boxing program. This unique exercise program, based on training used by box-ing pros, is adapted to people with Parkinson’s disease.
After a year of planning and preparation, this first of its kind program in Frederick County will be awarding the coaches with their official certificates for completing the vigorous physical training program and academic achievements that effectively allow them to address this neurodegenerative disease which can be controlled but has no cure.
“We are fortunate to be able to bring this program to Frederick,” said Larry Zarzecki, a Parkinson’s patient himself and the Founder and CEO of Movement Disorder Education and Exercise. “Parkinson’s Awareness Month not only raises awareness about the disease our Rock Steady Boxers live with every day, but also shines a light on their incredible tenacity in “fighting back” against the disease. We are about more than just one class or one program; our mission is to provide hope and better quality of life for people with Parkinson’s Disease worldwide.”