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Sole Support for Parkinson's Walk this Saturday

Join hundreds of supporters from across the Pacific Northwest for the 10th annual Sole Support for Parkinson’s awareness and fundraising walk hosted by Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon (PRO).

This annual walk helps provide funding for Parkinson’s disease programs and support services in Oregon and SW Washington and is scheduled in Portland on Sept. 6, at the Rose Quarter Commons area. Walkers check in at noon; the walk begins at 1:30 pm.

Sole Support follows a 1k or 5k route, is wheelchair, walker and stroller friendly and honors those impacted by Parkinson’s disease, a brain disorder causing shaking hands, depression and trouble walking. Sole Support will feature Sunburst Classic Rock, a fun kid zone area, food carts, and a community partner fair. Crowd-friendly dogs on leashes are also welcome.

In celebration of PRO’s 10th season, all walker fees have been eliminated and the Vancouver and Portland walks have merged into one big event. This year’s new location at the Rose Quarter makes it easier for those on both sides of the river to attend.

There are two ways to register; online at solesupport.org or by calling 800-426-6806. Raise funds and earn incentives including a Sole Support T-shirt, membership to the $250 Club and more.

More than 25,000 men and women have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s in Oregon and Southwest Washington, according to Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon.

PRO’s mission is to empower individuals to meet the challenges of living with Parkinson’s disease through information, education, personal support and advocacy for a cure. PRO also serves hundreds of families in Southern Oregon dealing with Parkinson’s disease through support groups, education programs, short-term counseling and caregiver support.

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