Parkinson Association of the Rockies



Vitality Walk
On Sunday, June 1st, 1,308 individuals participated on 86 teams to enhance lives with every step they took at the 2014 Vitality Walk.

A total of 1,018 walked in Wash Park, Denver; 243 walked in Sandstone Ranch, Longmont; and 47 Chose to Snooze - but made it Count! We also had another 610 individuals who donated and 68 event-day volunteers.

Team Longmont Locomotion had the largest team with 66 members, closely followed by Team MKM (59 members) and Cooper's Crew (50 members). Team Jackson was the top fundraising team, bringing in $37,307. The Marcotte's Minions were voted by KOOL 105 as 2014's Most Spirited Team.

Because of all the support, we exceeded our 2014 Vitality Walk fundraising goal by raising over $182,500!  
Thank you for Walking the Walk that Connects Communities and Enhances Lives 


We are deeply grateful for all of the support and want to give an extra special thanks to our sponsors 
KOOL 105         
       Touching Hearts
In This Issue
Vitality Walk
Parkinson Association News
2nd Annual Gary Bass Golf Tournament
Research in the News
Support Group & Exercise Class Changes
Community Events


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Parkinson Association News
Coming Soon!
The Parkinson Association is excited to announce an upcoming change to our website. Keep your eye out for the Wyoming Community page where you will be able to find resources on support groups, events and neurologists in the Wyoming area.  
Charity Hand-Up Contest
We're always up for some healthy competition! The Parkinson Association has been selected by Citywide Banks to participate in the Charity Hand-Up Contest. Help us compete against six other Colorado charities to see who can gain the most votes and support through social media sites. Click here to learn more. 
July 19 |The Heritage Golf Course at Westmoor
Grab those clubs and come get your "PAR" on with the Parkinson Association. Enjoy 18 holes of golf, take part in a Putting & Chipping contest, a raffle and an awards banquet, all to raise proceeds to benefit the Parkinson Associations programs and services. 
For more information click here or contact Mike White at
(720) 862-8811 or by email. 
Parkinson's Research in the News
Support Group & Exercise Class Updates
NEW! Support Group in Lakewood 
Atria Inn at Lakewood - 555 S. Pierce Street
First meeting, Wednesday, June 25th at 4:00pm. 
Meets monthly on the fourth Wednesday at 4:00pm. 
Please RSVP by contacting Gwen (303) 408-3949
Venue Change for Longmont Support Group
For the month of June both Longmont Support Groups will be moving locations. 
Grace Church - 2415 Lake Park Drive, Longmont
For more information and to RSVP contact Thomas Hubner (303) 678-7089. 

L.E.A.P. Support Group Taking a Break
The L.E.A.P. support group located at Christ Episcopal Church will be taking an indefinite hiatus. The Parkinson Association would like to thank Hugh Courtenay for leading such a wonderful support group and for all of the time he has dedicated to the Parkinson's community.

Loveland Rhythm & Grace Class Cancelled
The Parkinson Association of sad to announce that the Rhythm & Grace class located in Loveland has been cancelled. A big thank you is in order to our instructor, Susan Burton, who led a fun and energetic class for the Parkinson's community in the Loveland area for the past year. 

What is Happening in the Community?

(Click on date for more information)  

June 25: Living with Parkinson's Disease or Essential Tremors
Sky Ridge Medical Center Auditorium, 10101 RidgeGate Pkwy., Lone Tree
NEW! "Pedaling for Parkinson's" Pilot Spinning Class
Lifetime Fitness, 9250 Crown Crest Blvd., Parker
Classes will be held every Sunday at 10:00am and every Wednesday at 7:15pm. Classes are FREE for members, $10/class for non-members and open to all people with Parkinson's and their care partners. Click here for a complete list of all Parkinson's exercise classes. 
NEW! Book Review
Alter Your Course- Parkinson's the Early Years by Monique Giroux, MD and Sierra Farris, PAC is written to help people with Parkinson's take control and learn what can be done today to feel better with Parkinson's disease tomorrow. The book focuses on two questions, "Does Parkinson's disease present an opportunity in disguise?" and "What information, action steps or attitudes are most helpful early in the disease to set the stage for current and future well-being?
To pick up your copy today click here
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