Pacing for Parkinson's is a charity team 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. PD 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, walkers, and movers of all ages and abilities who are dedicated to fighting Parkinson's disease. Over the past 12 years, P4P has raised over $1,085,000 for Parkinson's care, research, and education at Johns Hopkins. In the last year, funds raised by Pacing for Parkinson's supported:
  • Education & Outreach - Led by a dedicated health educator, a robust program that includes patient education, support groups, community symposia, educational programs, and community partnerships. Most recently, these programs have included a Rock Steady Boxing program in Harford County; a Parkinson's Exercise Program in Timonium; and the ParkinSonics, a PD choral group in Towson.
  • Research - The development and continuation of research initiatives that advance our knowledge of Parkinson's disease.