First Step Through Parkinson's
Support for 5KforJK will help develop 80 First Step Sets, a kit for people living with Parkinson's to help guide them on their new journey.
Thanks to you and other generous donors, 5KforJK can provide First Step Sets, a kit for people living with Parkinson's disease to help guide them on this new journey.
Founder Jessica Krauser, who herself was diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson’s at age 37, created 5KforJK to reduce fear and empower patients to take control. More than 30,000 people in Ohio live with Parkinson's, the second most common neurodegenerative disease. For those diagnosed, their first reaction is often fear–fear of the unknown. Not everyone receives the same advice or support from physicians or family members.
Each First Step Set will include a letter from a Parkinson's patient letting the recipient know they are not alone. Additionally, the kits will include an electric toothbrush, a journal, an easy-to-read book on Parkinson's, and a water bottle.
Thank you for helping 5KforJK lessen patients' fear and show them how they can continue to live their best life today.
We are Better Together!
"There is a huge need in our community for awareness and education related to Parkinson's disease. I have witnessed firsthand patients who aren't informed on the importance of exercise and community. We have created the First Step Set to help patients and their families understand this disease and become part of a community who wants to help."
—Michelle Adams, 5KforJK Co-Founder and Board Member
Dedicated to helping people with Parkinson's Disease (PD) live their best life by lessening the fear of the diagnosis through education, exercise, and socializing with others.