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​Walk to Cure Parkinson’s Disease, One Step at a Time

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Gloria Kreps
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WHAT: Sponsored by UPMC, the Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (PIND) is hosting it’s second annual 5K run and 1-mile walk in remembrance and support of all people with Parkinson’s disease. All proceeds will benefit PIND’s research on finding a cure for Parkinson’s.

WHY: Neurodegenerative diseases are estimated to affect approximately one in four Pennsylvanians in their lifetime. The goal of this race is to raise awareness and fund research for neurodegenerative diseases, which currently are not well understood by scientists.

WHO: Neurodegenerative disease patients, caregivers, friends and family members.

WHEN: Monday, Sept. 4

• 7 to 8:30 a.m., registration
• 8:45 a.m., race begins

WHERE: Ski Lodge, Boyce Park, 675 Old Frankstown Rd., Pittsburgh, 15239

For more information on the event and to register, visit