The less than one mile walk, which will be hosted by the SW Florida Support Group (for all affected by PSP, CBD, and MSA) in Marco Island this March, benefits CurePSP, raising vital funds for research into treatment and cure. The walk honors those suffering from, and remembers those who have passed from, the spectrum of fatal and incurable progressive brain diseases.
“We’re overwhelmed by the global support on Marco Island to find a cure for neurodegeneration,” said David Kemp, President of CurePSP. “We’re always happy to support local communities to raise awareness for this important cause and have been especially proud to have a presence in the strong support network in Southwest Florida.”
“The response of the attendees and the stories they tell of the journeys they take with their loved ones are what motivate us,” said Cynthia MacDonald, Walk Coordinator and SW Florida Support Group Co-Facilitator. “Participants come from Florida, out of state, and from Canada. We don’t just raise funds; we are trying to extend awareness. This event has strengthened our community and we have made many lifelong friends.”
The 15th Annual CurePSP Awareness and Memorial Walk will take place on Saturday, March 10 at Mackle Park in Marco Island. The walk, which is less than one mile in length, is wheelchair and family friendly, and is attended by over 300 people from around the world annually. Registration begins at 10:30 AM, and costs $25 for adults and $10 for students, including a t-shirt and lunch. Raffles, merchandise and information on prime of life neurodegeneration will also be available. Proceeds will benefit CurePSP.
For more information about the 15th Annual CurePSP Awareness and Memorial Walk, or to donate or register, please visit swflpspsupportgroup.wixsite.com/swflsupportgroup, or contact Cindy MacDonald at 239-353-3960.
CurePSP is the leading nonprofit advocacy organization focused on prime of life neurodegenerative diseases – a spectrum of fatal brain disorders that often strike during a person’s most productive and rewarding years. Currently there is no treatment or cure for these diseases, which affect more than 150,000 people in the U.S. alone. Since it was founded in 1990, CurePSP has funded more than 170 research studies primarily in progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) and the related disease corticobasal degeneration (CBD) and is the leading source of information and support for patients and their families, other caregivers, researchers and doctors and allied healthcare professionals. CurePSP is based in New York City. Please visit www.curepsp.org for more information.