This year’s Step by Step 5K Walk/Fun Run is less than 2 months away - April 21st at NTC Park at Liberty Station in Point Loma. And, it’s shaping up to be a record breaking event!
With 85 teams registered so far, our numbers have doubled in 2012 over the same date last year. Meanwhile, fundraising goals have also exceded 2011 totals for the same date and are expected to set a record as well.
The Parkinson’s Association of San Diego (PASD) is stepping it up in 2012 and turning the Walk/Run into a truly unique experience by adding several vendors and resource outlets to the festival.
"This year’s Step by Step will offer something for everyone," said Ron Hendrixd, PhD, Executive Director of PASD. "We’ll have live entertainment, fodd and resources for Parkinson’s patients and their families, including a Medical Expo and a Pet Festival." Proceeds from the event will support programs and services for those living with Parkinson’s disease and promising research.
The Step by Step event is much more than just a Walk/Fun Run! The expanded Medical Expo, California’s largest Parkinson’s Medical Expo, will introduce the public to the latest in Parkinson’s medicine and research. Anonter key component is the Paws for Parkinsons (TM) Pet Festival where attendees can learn about the benefits of pet ownership, including service dogs, for people with Parkinson’s. In addition, attendees can discover ways to live better with Parkinson’s at the Health and Fitness Pavillion. More than 2,000 participants joined the fun last year and with an expanded festival, numbers are expected to surpass last year.
"We’re excited by the positive response so far and expect the momentum to continue right up until the day of the event" said Hendrix.
For more information on registering or becoming a sponsor for the 2012 Step by Step event, visit www.ParkinsonsStepbyStep.org or call (858) 273-6763.