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Nearly 15,000 Oklahomans are affected by this disease

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In Oklahoma, approximately fifteen thousand are affected by this disease.

This particular disease is a disorder of the brain that leads to shaking (tremors) and difficulty with walking, movement, and coordination.

The month of April is National Parkinson’s Awareness Month.

The Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma was formed in 2004 to offer programs to those affected by Parkinson’s Disease as well as support services for their families.

While there is no cure for the disease, the programs are designed to improve the quality of life for Parkinson’s patients.

You can make a difference too.

Programs like voice therapy, group exercise, education, referrals and research are made possible by your generosity and support.

Join the effort by participating in the Walk in the Park event at Lake Hefner on Sunday May 4th at 2:00 pm.  Walk, run, give – “It’s good for the Heart.”

Click here to register.