APDA NM Chapter Recognizing Parkinson’s Awareness Month

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – The A merican P arkinson Disease Association (APDA) New Mexico Chapter invites the Albuquerque and surrounding communities to come out to the UNM Track and Field Complex (adjacent to UNM football stadium) this Sunday, April 21, for a 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk. The 5K Run begins at 9 a.m. and the 1 Mile Fun Run and Walk starts at 10 a.m.Please arrive30 minutes before your eventto register.

Parkinson's disease is a progressive disorder of the central nervous system affecting more than 1.5 million people in the U.S. and many in our own community. Men and women alike are affected. The frequency of the disease is considerably higher in the over-60 age group, even though there is an alarming increase of patients of younger age. Although promising research is being conducted, there is currently no cure for or definitive cause of Parkinson’s disease.

This Sunday’s Optimism Spring Stroll will be a family day to make a difference in the lives of those living with Parkinson’s disease, featuring sponsor exhibits and a variety of helpful health screenings provided by the UNM College of Pharmacy, College of Nursing, Physical Therapy Program and Speech and Hearing Sciences. Registration is only $25. For more information or to register, go towww.nmapda.org. Or call 505/272-0472.
Contact: Luke Frank, 272-3322