The Parkinson Network of Arizona
Every day, approximately 135 people in the United States are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. The Parkinson Network of Arizona helps to bring community awareness to the disease by attending health fairs throughout the state; presenting Walk the Fight, an annual walkathon for Parkinson’s; organizing the Knock-out Parkinson’s Charity Golf Tournament; and co-producing the annual Delbert Johnson Memorial Golf Invitational. The group hopes to continue adding additional opportunities to raise awareness about Parkinson's disease.
For event details, visit parkinsonnetworkaz.webs.com.
The Parkinson Network of Arizona, a voluntary alliance, was formed in September 2006 to support the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center (MAPC) outreach programs through fundraising, community building, advocacy and increasing public awareness.
The group provides funding to the MAPC for:
Instructors to teach exercise classes for all stages and abilities of those with Parkinson’s disease
An expressive art therapy program
A golf clinic
Support for singing groups specializing in Parkinson’s disease: the Original Tremble Clefs, the Westside Tremble Clefs and the Voices Unidas.
The group also provides funding to community health workers who educate and assist those living with Parkinson’s disease in the Hispanic and Navajo communities.
The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center is a National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence and a wonderful resource for people with Parkinson's and their families. The staff is committed to providing excellence in diagnosis, treatment, research and education for people with Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders.