Parkinson Association of the Rockies



Colorado Courage 5k Run
Saturday, August 23 | Cheesman Park
Race, jog or walk with the Parkinson Association of the Rockies for the 2nd Annual Colorado Courage 5k Run. The run is Denver's only run to show support of those living courageously with Parkinson's disease. The event is family-friendly; bring your kids, strollers, leashed dogs and friends to the race!
Last year we had over 200 runners and walkers and raised over $13,000 for the Parkinson's Association of the Rockies. This year will be even bigger with an estimated 500 participants and a goal of raising $25,000 or more!
Pre-Event Registration: $30.00/Participant
Event-Day Registration: $35.00/Participant
For more information & to register or donate click here.
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Colorado Courage Run
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Upcoming Parkinson Association Events 
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August 13 & 20: Cognitive Changes in Parkinson's Disease Mini Series
Atria Inn at Lakewood - 555 S. Pierce St., Lakewood
August 23: 2nd Annual Colorado Courage Run 
Cheesman Park, Denver

August 24: Redneck Ride for Parkinson's
Estes Park to Loveland
August 28: Speech & Swallowing Changes in Parkinson's Disease
Fraiser Meadows, 350 Ponca Pl., Boulder  
September 11: Party for Parkinson's - Party in the Garden
The Garden Canopy at Hudson Gardens - 6115 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton
October 17: E3 - Educate, Empower, Energize
Location To Be Determined
Parkinson's Research in the News
Parkinson Association Community Updates 
Citywide Banks Charity Hand-Up Results are in!
Thanks to all the support that the Parkinson Association received from our Facebook friends, we were lucky enough to come in 3rd place in the contest! Your likes, shares, posts and votes secured us a prize of $750. We're pleased to announce that the prize money will be going towards setting up a new Parkinson's Boxing class.
NEW! Time and Location Change for PAR for the Course
Schlessman YMCA, 3901 E. Yale Ave., Denver
Tuesday's classes are 11:30-12:30pm (High Intensity) & 12:30-1:30pm (Low Intensity)
Classes will now be held in the Yale Building.
Westminster Support Group Open to Public
Covenant Village, 9153 Yarrow St., Evergreen Room, Westminster
1st Monday of the month at 1:30pm
Email Karen Neu for more information.
NEW! Support Group in Pueblo
YMCA Campus, 3200 E. Spaulding Ave., Pueblo
2nd Tuesday of the month at 10:00am
Contact Marilyn Amos at (719) 584-4677 for more information.
NEW! Time Change for Aurora Yoga
Cherry Creek Retirement Village, 14555 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora
Tuesday yoga class in Aurora meets at 10:30am. 


(Click here for a complete list of all the Parkinson Association exercise classes)


1) Try to incorporate mindful walking into your daily routine. Take longer strides with feet hip-width apart, keep the torso upright and practice lifting the feet higher or marching. These styles of walking will help with stiffness, balance and stability.  And have FUN! If you are with a family member or friend, hold hands and practice swinging the arms when you walk. -Nikki Reese, Yoga Instructor


2) Visualization is key; create a story or description for yourself that can complement the movement of your exercise. Doing so gives you a very human association with what can be a mundane, physical exercise  (Just like the Karate Kid - Wax on, Wax off!) - Private Freeman, Rhythm and Grace Instructor


3) The secret is to find exercises that you enjoy! There are so many ways to exercise. Finding something you enjoy will automatically increase regular performance. You will not reap the benefits of exercise if you are not enjoying it, and avoid doing it. You can also modify almost any exercise so you can continue doing what you like to do. The fun of dancing, cycling or boxing may surprise you and become your new passion. - Erica DeMarch, High Intensity Exercise Instructor

Upcoming Community Events
FYI: PD - A NEW Call-In Radio Program about Parkinson's Disease
On Tuesday, July 29 at 7:00pm participate in the inaugural FYI: PD radio program, featuring Dr. Benzi Kluger, MD, University of Colorado. Participants can call and talk to Dr. Kluger to get answers to all of their Parkinson's related questions.
Call (303) 916-4883 or leave a message before the show at (720) 663-7840.
Weekend Warrior
Enjoy a day of high-intensity exercise and education for individuals with Parkinson's disease.
Friday, August 8 at 8:00am-4:30pm
Ed & Ruth Lehman YMCA, 950 Lashley St., Longmont
Cost is $50 & pre-registration & pre-screening is required. Call (303) 776-5000 to schedule an pre-screening appointment.
Refuse to Surrender
A seminar with Dr. Seth Kareus, Movement Disorder Neurologist, St. Mary's Hospital; focusing on a treatment for Parkinson's disease and Essential Tremor. Monday, August 18 at 5:30pm
United Methodist Church, 736 Oak St., Steamboat Springs
Call the Parkinson Association at (303) 830-1839 for more information.  
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