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Strides for GAPS Walk coming this month at Conestee

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month and the Greenville Area Parkinson Society (GAPS) is raising awareness for those in South Carolina living with Parkinson’s Disease with its Strides for GAPS Walk April 21


The Strides for GAPS Walk presented by Stan and Roz Smith is happening Sunday, April 21 from 12-2 p.m. at the Conestee Park Pavilion, 840 Mauldin Road. Register for the walk as an individual or as a team here.


The event features a 0.4-mile-walk around Conestee Park, food, music, local vendors who serve the community, and activities for children. Strides for GAPS is the organization's largest fundraiser providing the Upstate community the opportunity to celebrate people living with Parkinson's Disease (PD) while raising vital funds to further the GAPS mission.


The Greenville Area Parkinson Society is a non-profit organization, which offers support, education, and advocacy to people living with PD, their care partners, spouses, and families. Since its inception, GAPS has served thousands of people in the area through activity-based programs, support groups, expert speaker seminars, social events, and collaboration with the medical community.


“Nearly 90,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with PD each year,” said Shannon Spurrier, Executive Director of GAPS. “Raising awareness about this disease is so important, and we hope everyone who comes out to participate learns more about our mission.”

About Greenville Area Parkinson Society:


The Greenville Area Parkinson Society (GAPS) is a local non-profit organization in the Upstate of South Carolina that offers support, education, and advocacy to people living with Parkinson’s Disease, their care partners, spouses, and families. In 2005, GAPS started as an informal social group to provide support and fellowship to those living with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and their families. Fueled by word of mouth, attendance grew and by 2012, it became clear that the need for a more formal organization was much larger than originally thought. The Greenville Area Parkinson Society was formalized as a 501(c)3 non-profit by Patrick Sullivan and W. Stanton Smith. The organization is non-medical and non-research, focusing on increasing awareness about the disease and providing resources to individuals with PD and the people in their lives to maximize their quality of life. Since its inception, GAPS has served thousands of people in our area through activity-based programs, care-giver support groups, expert speaker seminars, social events, and collaborating with the medical community. For more information visit gapsonline.org.







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