Step Up for Parkinson’s

“Step Up for Parkinson’s” fare hosting a fundraising event, which will take place on April 20th at The Corinthia Palace Hotel, Attard starting at 19:00 until 00:30. Tickets will be 50 Euro which includes a 3-course meal with drinks.

Step up for Parkinson’s is a Voluntary Organisation whose primary aim is to improve the quality of life of People with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) through the provision of dance therapy in Malta and Gozo. The organization’s secondary aims include: raising awareness of PD both within Malta and beyond; research into dance therapy techniques for people with Parkinson’s (PWPs); creating an international network of experts in PD and the use of dance therapy for PWPs.

Parkinson’s is a serious disease that affects the way how you move parts of your body. The disease is due to problems with certain nerve cells in the brain. These nerve cells are usually producing the neurotransmitter dopamine, which is important for the transmission of the information of how muscles should react and therefore how parts of the body should move. It is still unknown what exactly is causing Prakinson’s.

You can find more information on their Facebook-Event page


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