Pacing for Parkinson's (P4P) is a large charity team that in typical years participates in the Baltimore Running Festival. It is a volunteer-led campaign that raises awareness of and funds for Parkinson’s disease (PD) research, community outreach, education, and patient care at Johns Hopkins. The Johns Hopkins Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center provides comprehensive, compassionate, and timely treatment to people living with PD and other movement disorders.
This year, as a virtual event, P4P is encouraging everyone to join us to “race at your own place.” P4P is hosting a week of virtual events from Saturday, October 10th - Saturday, October 17th to bring the community “together” and continue our fundraising mission. That week, P4P will encourage our team members to “move and shake” wherever you are and in whatever format works for you (walk, run, ride a bike, paddle board, hopscotch--anything is fair game!) and report your distances (large and small) to P4P. Whether you do a lap inside your house or a triathlon, any distance will count as P4P virtually tries to cross the state of Maryland in the name of finding a cure!
This year, there is no fundraising minimum! We ask that our participants do what they can to raise funds to support the research, clinical, and educational missions of the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center and Johns Hopkins Medicine. To aid these efforts, we've developed a new fundraiser's toolkit. But, we know that times are tough and want you to participate no matter how much you are able to raise to support our cause.
Want to learn more about P4P? Watch this video about the impact of our first 10 years.