O’Fallon, IL. – The month of April was designated Parkinson’s Awareness Month by the United States Senate in 2010. This year, the Parkinson’s Foundation’s theme is “Start a Conversation.” It is a call to action that urges people to talk about Parkinson’s with their loved ones, friends, neighbors, care team and community.
Rock Steady Boxing O’Fallon, located at 629 West Highway 50 in O’Fallon is hosting an Open House on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 9 a.m. until noon to welcome all families who have been touched by Parkinson’s disease. Rock Steady Boxing is an exercise program for people at all levels of Parkinson’s to help manage their symptoms, maintain and maximize their level of fitness and help them stay as active as possible, thereby slowing the progression symptoms. “This program gives hope to all who participate and a sense of camaraderie,” said Steve Stephens, a coach at Rock Steady who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s nearly 30 years ago. “We encourage all who have been affected by Parkinson’s disease to come and see what we are all about. It will change your life.”
An estimated on million people in the U.S. live with Parkinson’s disease and every year 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with PD. The importance of National Parkinson’s Awareness Month is to help people learn more about the symptoms, causes and treatments of the disease.
For more information, call Rock Steady Boxing O’Fallon, Inc. at (618) 589-9080 or visit the website at www.rsbofallon.com.