Walk the State Challenge

This year, the Parkinson's Nebraska annual walk is not only going virtual - it’s going statewide!

We are challenging our supporters to a statewide, virtual exercise challenge. The Walk the State Challenge is a 2-week team fitness challenge from August 31st- September 12th. 

During this time, teams will be working to collectively exercise, bike, walk, and run 455 miles- the distance across Nebraska!

There is no cost to participate in the Walk the State challenge. However, teams are encouraged to raise money from friends, family, and coworkers to support the mission of Parkinson’s Nebraska. All funds raised will stay in Nebraska and be used to increase our rural outreach efforts.

Walk the State Virtual Event

On Sunday, September 13th join us for the Walk the State Virtual Event. This free event will provide an opportunity for the community to come together to move, learn, and have fun! 

Register for the Walk the State Virtual Event: https://bit.ly/30F181h.  

Why Exercise?

The purpose of the Walk the State Challenge is not only to raise money for the Nebraska Parkinson's community, but to also raise awareness about the enormous benefits of exercise for people with Parkinson's. 

For some, exercise is part of living an active lifestyle, or a healthy way to blow off steam. But for people living with Parkinson’s disease, exercise is a crucial part of managing their symptoms and living well.  Did you know Parkinson's disease causes damage to pathways within the brain, leading to impaired movement?

Exercise increases neuroplasticity (the brain’s ability to create new pathways) and helps the brain build new pathways to replace the damaged ones. It literally retrains the brain how to move! Exercise has been clinically shown to help manage symptoms and even delay the progression of the disease. 

What You're Supporting... 

Parkinson's Nebraska is committed to strengthening the Parkinson's community by spreading awareness and connecting families with resources to help them live a quality life with Parkinson's disease. We are passionate about overcoming the barriers that Nebraskans affected by PD encounter along their journey. 

With your support, we are able to:

  • Increase access to specialized resources and trainings for people with Parkinson's, caregivers, and professionals in Nebraska.
  • Strengthen rural communities by identifying their unique needs and connecting them with resources to meet those needs
  • Develop and improve our new Rural Community Outreach program
  • Develop innovative programming to reach more Nebraskans
  • Connect and strengthen the statewide Parkinson's community

Please let Amber know if you have any questions about the Walk the State Challenge, forming a team, creating a fundraising page, or any other questions by emailing amber@parkinsonsnebraska.org or calling 402-210-1419. 

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