Non-Profit Highlight: The Parkinson Association of the Rockies
All images are courtesy of The Parkinson Association of the Rockies
As an event company, we get to work with all kinds of businesses, organizations, and nonprofits. It’s one of our favorite parts of being in photo booth services- anyone can rent a booth, so we’ve gotten to know some pretty amazing groups of people over the years. And of all those groups, our next nonprofit highlight is special to us and all the Denver community for the hard work they put in to bettering the lives of others.
The Parkinson Association of the Rockies connects and empowers people with Parkinson’s to thrive through receiving education, creating awareness, promoting research and supporting those with the disease, their families and the Colorado community. Having a nonprofit like them in our city is invaluable, for both the people they help, and to companies like ours who pride themselves on supporting amazing nonprofits.
Their programs provide information and resources to help individuals and their families successfully manage their disease daily. To support the larger Colorado community, they run 54 monthly support groups and 63 weekly exercise classes throughout the entire state. These exercise classes range from non-contact boxing and dance to yoga, balance and even circuit training. If you’re wondering why they would focus so heavily on providing a range of classes, it’s because exercise is the one thing proven to slow the progression of the disease. Even during this crazy time for in-person services, they’ve been offering Zoom classes and webinars to reach out constituents.
And their services don’t stop there. They have a license Patient and Family Services Director and offer free home assessments and advice for individuals and their care partners. Their educational events for the Parkinson’s community run throughout the state of Colorado, and each year.
They know that well-rounded care for those in their program doesn’t end with events and in-person consultations. It means providing tools for people and their care partners to work on maintaining health right at home themselves. Which is why they own over 80+ pieces of equipment to loan out to individuals in many communities. Better yet, it’s to lessen the pressure of committing to buying expensive equipment before testing it our first. Their U-Step loan program allows the user to try the equipment for 90 days before making their own purchase. This helps provide mobility and in the long run, the ability to be present in much needed social and family activities.
Unsure of how you can support them if you’re not already involved in the Parkinson’s awareness community? They have several large events and fundraising opportunities scheduled for later this year that you can support, online and (hopefully) in person once it’s safe! For more information on these events, visit their event webpage, call 303.830.1839 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll also list three event’s information below. We’re proud to have this nonprofit in our state, and we encourage you to learn more about the work they do.
Vitality 5K Run & Walk & Post Event – Sunday, June 7th @ Wash Park in Denver, Sandstone Park in Longmont, Memorial Park in Colorado Springs and Pueblo
Event is now being hosted virtually
Play Fore PAR Golf Outing – Monday, August 17th @ Valley Country Club
Expected attendance is 144
Empowerment Ball “Roaring 20’s” – Saturday, November 14th @ Infinity Park
Expected attendance 325