Hawaii Parkinsons Association holds annual fundraiser walk
HONOLULU - Every year, around 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease and on Sunday, more than 400 people came out to Ala Moana Beach Park to show their support for those living with the disease.
Organizers say the goal this year was to raise $50,000, and they exceed that by $1,000.
The walk is put on by the Hawaii Parkinsons Association and is its largest fundraiser of the year. Organizers say every dollar raised goes directly back into the community so they can offer free events and resources to those living with the disease.
"Hawaii is a tremendous place if you to have a condition like this. I work with people across the nation and noone else has this sense of ohana, so [here] everybody comes together," said Jerry Boster, association president.
New this year was the Parkinson Choir, which started off events with the national anthem. There was also chair yoga for those we were not able to participate in the walk.