Friends of Parkinson’s Hosts Third Annual “Funny Bunny” Race For Parkinson’s.
March 23rd, 2017

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The Friends of Parkinson’s, a local non-profit benefitting people with Parkinson’s Disease, is hosting their third annual “Funny Bunny” Race for Parkinson’s at W. Wayne Bunker Park (7351 W. Alexander Road) from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 15. 

This event will feature 10K and 5K runs and a 1-mile fun walk, a kids bunny hop for eggs to celebrate Easter weekend, petting zoo, bounce houses, face painting, food, the Friends of Parkinson’s board advisors, and Parkinson’s disease care partners. All proceeds go to the Friends of Parkinson’s non-profit. To register, go to http://bit.ly/2n26aTM.

“The ‘Funny Bunny’ Race is a great way to engage people of different ages in the community to come out and help a worthy cause,” said Friends of Parkinson’s Executive Director Jamillah Ali-Rahman. Board Member Frank Fuentes said, “This event celebrates the non-profit’s commitment to the Parkinson’s community by providing amazing services for our Parkinsonians through the money raised.”

The “Funny Bunny” Race is one of Friends of Parkinson’s largest events. Since its inception, the nonprofit has been dedicated to providing quality services and care to the Parkinson’s community in Southern Nevada.

Parkinson’s disease is a neurological disorder that affects nerve cells in the brain that affect the way the body moves. Parkinson’s is progressive, but usually side effects appear slowly, over many years. There are good treatments that can help those suffering from the disease live full lives. Currently, Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder and the most common movement disorder.

Friends of Parkinson’s is a non-profit organization that is comprised of a coalition of individuals, companies and organization that collaborate to provide the highest quality of services and care to the Parkinson’s community in Southern Nevada. There are support groups for persons with Parkinson’s, their caregivers and care partners; a resource center; outreach awareness; and social events. As Friends of Parkinson’s continues to grow, so will the development of support groups and outreach. For more information email friendsofparkinsonslv@gmail.com or call 702-381-4141.