UK's Kentucky Neuroscience Institute (KNI) is something I can't promote enough.
This year, the trivia bowl also benefits the Parkinson Support Center of Kentuckiana, which is something I really wish I knew about when I was trying to decipher what was really going on with my mom as the disease progressed.
About Parkinson's disease:
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement. It develops gradually, often starting with a barely noticeable tremor in just one hand. But while tremor may be the most well-known sign of Parkinson’s disease, the disorder also commonly causes a slowing or freezing of movement. Friends and family may notice that your face shows little or no expression and your arms don’t swing when you walk. Speech often becomes soft and mumbling. Parkinson’s symptoms tend to worsen as the disease progresses. While there is no cure for Parkinson’s disease, many different types of medicines can treat its symptoms. In some cases, your doctor may suggest surgery.I got the wild idea to do a half marathon and raise money to go towards KNI. I will completely admit that going to and supporting the Lexington Trivia Bowl is a much more fun way to raise money!
|me and my mom|
When: September 19, 2012 at 7:30pm
Where: The Cellar Bar & Grille, Lexington
Visit this link to register, or if you'd rather do it the day of, just come a few minutes early! Pin It Now!