HerKentucky Charity Event: Lexington Trivia Bowl

Once per month, we feature a non-profit or event benefitting a non-profit that serves Kentuckians. Today we spotlight the Lexington Trivia Bowl which benefits the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute for Parkinson's Disease Research at the University of Kentucky and the Parkinson Support Center of Kentuckiana. 

I have participated in lots of fundraisers over the years for causes that I support. None have come close to being as fun, or as personally meaningful as the Lexington Trivia Bowl. My mom was diagnosed with young onset Parkinson's disease when she was in her early 40's, and passed away at the age of 50 from complications caused by the disease. She had an atypical progression of the disease, and the awesome work being done locally at 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
How it works: You can have a team of up to 6 people. For $10 a person, you get a great brain workout in a fun atmosphere, and your team could win $500 plus the coveted Horseshoe Cup Trophy.

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!