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Palmyra Parkinson's 5K


(January 6, 2014) - The first annual Parkinson's 5K & Family Fun Walk was held on October 5, 2013! My dad was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease several years ago and in 2011, the Stompin' Shirks team was formed to participate in the Parkinson’s Unity Walk. We wanted to start an ongoing fundraiser in support of our team’s fundraising efforts for the Unity Walk and decided to create a local 5K race. We reached out to local businesses and received sponsors to cover the costs of the entire event. Around 90 runners and walkers participated in the event and $2000 was raised for the Unity Walk! It was an awesome day and planning for the 2nd annual event is already underway.

Melissa Gernert
Team Captain, Stompin’ Shirks