October 18, 2014
6 days since
the event.
Pacing for Parkinsons John Hopkins Medicine
P4P 2014 was a huge success!  A special thank you to the P4P committee and volunteers, the JH PDMD Center, and the 320+ team members! 
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Pacing for Parkinson's (P4P) is a charity team at the Baltimore Running Festival that aims to raise awareness and funds for Parkinson's disease.  The funds raised will support the Johns Hopkins Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center efforts to improve patient care, advance research, and expand outreach and education programs.
 
Parkinson's disease is the second most common neurodegenerative brain disorder and affects more than half a million people in the U.S., with 50,000-60,000 new cases each year. It progresses slowly and typically impacts people between the ages of 55 and 65. This disease gradually strips away motor abilities, leaving patients with a slow gait, rigid limbs, tremor, shuffling, and a lack of balance.
 
Our team consists of a diverse group of runners and walkers who are dedicated to fight Parkinson's disease. Over the past 5 years, P4P has raised over $400,000 for Parkinson's care, research, and education at Johns Hopkins. Funds from P4P 2013 helped support:
  • The development of new research initiatives
  • The implementation of an electronic community newsletter
  • The expansion of the paper newsletter, Parkinson's Digest
  • The Global Telemedicine Clinic for Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinson's disease 101 and 201 education programs and the expansion of these programs to rural areas and underserved communities
  • Addition of two caregiver support groups
  • Support to other regional support groups
  • Community symposiums
Support Pacing for Parkinson's by joining the team or donating to a participant.  

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