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Parkinson’s Disease is a neurodegenerative condition that causes tremors, stiffness, slowness, behavioral disorders, sleep problems and functional decline. “Medicare data shows, in Ohio alone, more than 21,000 people are treated for Parkinson’s Disease each year, with 7,500 new cases diagnosed every year.”
The fight against Parkinson’s Disease is real. This disease robs us of our independence and ability to move. Exercise is an important part of healthy living for everyone. However, for people with PD exercise is not only healthy, but a vital component to maintaining balance, mobility and daily living activities. In fact did you know exercise could actually help slow the progression of PD?
OhioHealth Delay the Disease™ is an evidenced-based fitness program for people living with Parkinson’s disease. The community-based wellness program is an important part of OhioHealth’s care continuum of neurologists and expert therapists working together to address the impairments associated with Parkinson’s disease. The program is designed to empower those living with Parkinson’s disease by optimizing their physical function and helping to delay the progression of symptoms.
Ohio Health “Delay the Disease” is a fitness program designed to empower people with Parkinson’s Disease by optimizing their physical function and helping to delay the progression of symptoms. Founders, David Zid and Jackie Russell are passionate about the fact that Parkinson’s Disease can be manageable with daily exercise; it puts you back in control. This disease does NOT need to define you. Their belief in hope and inspiration for this community is a testimonial to their mission – to help provide this important tool of exercise to all people with Parkinson’s.
For a complete listing of current Delay the Disease classes, go to www.delaythedisease.com
Participate with others to help Delay the Disease. You can create and/or join a team during the registration process. If you have any questions about creating a team, click here. If you have questions about joining an existing team, click here.
Save time in line on race day and stop by the early packet pickup! Early packet pickup will be held at David Zid HealthWorks (1387 W 5th Ave 43212) on Saturday, November 2 from 9a-3p. You can also get your race gear on event day near the start line at the registration area from 7:30a-8:30a.
There is plenty of parking in downtown Columbus within a third-mile walk of the start/finish line. There are new underground garages in the west side of COSI (333 W Broad 43215) and also across the Scioto River on Front St.
All participants will receive a nice event t-shirt, a sweet finisher medal, and a great time. There also will be special prizes awarded for the biggest team and for the top fundraiser. So bring your friends and family together to participate and donate, and let's make this the biggest Movin' It 5K Run/Walk for Parkinson’s yet!
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