Why We Walk for Parkinson's Research

We are the Torrington Area Parkinson's Support Group, a 501c3 charity. We are people with Parkinson's disease, family, care partners, and concerned community members. We meet at Torrington's Sullivan Senior Center on the fourth Saturday of most months. All affected by Parksinson's disease are welcome to join our group and attend meetings. To learn more about TAPSG, visit www.torringtonparkinsonssupportgroup.com/

The Walk in the Woods for Parkinson's supports Parkinson's research, increases awareness of PD, and provides support for local people who struggle daily with Parkinson's disease.

PD affects 6.3 million people around the world. 1 in 100 people over the age of 60 will be affected by Parkinson's disease. We educate the public about PD and help those affected by it. Our membership numbers more than 150.

Through our first seven walks, we have raised approximately $75,000 to support the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. Additional funds have provided programs for area citizens with PD. We are manned totally by volunteers who hope to increase contributions for research and to expand support of TAPSG members and families affected by Parkinson's disease.

Join us this year for our 8th Annual Walk in the Woods for Parkinson's.

Working together we will... 'Ease the burden; find a cure.'

You can view photos of past walks on this page.

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EIGHTH ANNUAL
'Walk in the Woods for Parkinson's 2019'

SEPTEMBER 15, 2019
White Memorial Conservation Center
80 Whitehall Road
Litchfield, CT 06759
Registration begins at noon.
Optional: Picnic with the family before or after the walk.

FREE T-SHIRT IF PRE-REGISTERED BY AUGUST 30, 2019

What is Parkinson's Disease?

Parkinson's disease is a chronic, progressive neurological disorder. People with Parkinson's disease often exhibit loss of mobility and facial affect, tremors, stiffness and slowness caused by insufficient production of dopamine in the brain. Other non-motor symptoms also accompany the disease. Often associated with people over 60, it is not a stranger to younger adults who experience early onset of PD.

Our 'Walk in the Woods for Parkinson's' will give participants opportunities to become better informed about the disease. We hope each person will come away with greater understanding of Parkinson's and with a commitment to help fund research for a cure.

SCHEDULE OF THE DAY

Sunday, August 26, 2018 (rain or shine)

11:30-12:00
Family Picnics
Education Pathway to Parkinson's Awareness

12:00 Register. If pre-registered, pick up t-shirt.
Field activities begin.
First aid available.

Field Activities:

  • Chuck a Duck
  • Tattoos
  • Raffle$
  • $ilent Auction
  • Bakery $ale
  • Litchfield Fire Department Fire Engine
  • Snacks and Water
  • Pathway to PD Awareness
  • Corn-Hole
  • Antique Cars, courtesy of Royals' Garage
  • Face-painting with Katie
  • Music by DJ Jacques

1:00 Walk begins along marked trails: Gentle .6mi, Moderate .9mi, and Challenging 2mi.

2:00 Celebration Ceremony - prizes, announcements, thanks

3:00 Family picnics/cleanup

Please pitch in as we close for the day. Help us leave White Memorial as pristine as we found it.


Where is the Walk in the Woods going to be held?
White Memorial Conservation Center, 80 Whitehall Road, Litchfield, CT.
Pass the big white museum; go down the hill and around the curve to the parking field across from the activity field.

Parking is allowed in ONE field only; please follow the parking coordinator's directions. DO NOT PARK near the pond.


Special Thanks to our 'Walk in the Woods' Sponsors

2019 SPONSORS



Why We Walk for Parkinson's Research