#ygkChallenge: Help Put an End to Parkinson’s

Parkinson's disease, Kingston, OntarioThe #ygkchallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston (and the world) a slightly better place to live, work and play.

This week’s #ygkchallenge encourages you to:

Make a donation to help put and end to Parkinson’s disease. Just what is Parkinson’s? It’s a neurodegenerative disease with common symptoms ranging from tremors to slowness and stiffness, impaired balance to rigidity of the muscles. While Parkinson’s can be treated to a degree, there is currently no cure and for many individuals, symptoms worsen over time leading to severe medical complications. Your one-time or monthly donation to the Parkinson Society Eastern Ontario helps fund much needed research exploring new forms of effective treatment, as well as programs for individuals and families supporting those living with the disease. Looking for some additional information regarding warning signs, coping tools and other frequently asked questions? Check out these resources provided by the Parkinson Society Eastern Ontario.

Join us in completing this week’s #ygkchallenge by liking it on Facebook and/or re-Tweeting it on Twitter. By liking and sharing, you’re not only committing to doing something great, but you’re also helping us spread the word and hopefully encouraging others to participate.

Photo credit to Vinoth Chandar.

Harvey Kirkpatrick

Harvey Kirkpatrick is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. His features curiously explore urban planning, what if scenarios, the local food scene and notable Kingstonians. Loves playing tourist and listening to rap music. Learn more about Harvey...

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