GET IN THE FIGHT!!!!
Thank you to EVERYONE who helped with Punching for Parkinson's - Knoxville 2022.
Fighters, Donors, Helpers, Artists, Photographers, Fans and Family.
You all helped make P4P another great success.
Among 16 fighters and over 200 donors from across the country we raised over $20,000 to help support local people with Parkinson's improve their quality of life and get the help they need.
Stay tuned for more updates from the event.
You can still donate to help support the fight against Parkinson's in East Tennessee. Click the button below to contact PK Hope is Alive, the Oak Ridge Parkinson's Support Group and see how you can help.
You have never done a fund raiser like this before!
Punching for Parkinson’s is a “punch-a-thon.”
Boxers register to throw the punches. Then they recruit donors to pledge money for every punch they land. Donors can also make a flat donation.
All the money goes to improve the quality of life of local people fighting Parkinson's disease.
All of the donations from Punching for Parkinson’s stay in the area to improve the quality of life for local people fighting Parkinson’s disease. It funds exercise programs, transportation, in-home care, home modifications, medical equipment, exercise equipment, physical therapy, and ANYTHING that will help get our neighbors with Parkinson's get up and moving again.
This will not go to some big-profile, high-overhead research charity in another city.
The money stays local, to help local people fight Parkinson's disease.
Parkinson’s disease is vicious.
It pulls no punches and it doesn't fight fair.
It can be embarrassing.
It can be isolating.
It can cause depression and apathy.
It wants to shrink you down to nothing.
But, with good community, instruction, motivation and information, you can fight it.
We are here to give local people every chance and every weapon in the known arsenal to
bring the fight to Parkinson's.
Join the Team and help us
Punch Parkinson's in the teeth!
Punching for Parkinson's raises money to help fund quality of life programs for people with Parkinson's in the Knoxville area.
Punching for Parkinson's helps provide exercise programs, equipment, coaches,
therapy, home help, home modifications, transportation, classes, support...
Anything that will help people with Parkinson’s continue to live happy and healthy lives
PK Hope is Alive is a local 501(c)(3) non-profit Parkinson's support group (#80-0436475) that is responsible for allocating the funds from Punching for Parkinson's. Their mission is to help improve their quality of life of people with Parkinson's throughout East Tennessee (not just in their support group).
2019 was the first year of Punching for Parkinson's
-The money we raised was used to purchase a rack of 60 dumbbells for the local Rock Steady Boxing affiliate. These weights added a new dimension of strength training to that program.
-We have also been able to provide scholarships and equipment for several Parkinson's fighters to attend Rock Steady Boxing. Rock Steady is an exceptional exercise program and support group uniquely for people Fighting Parkinson's.
-Most recently, PK Hope is Alive has begun offering free guided monthly Nordic Walking walks to local people with Parkinson's. Nordic Walking has been shown to be exceptional in helping PD fighters improve their gait and get a great full-body workout in the outdoors.
Punching for Parkinson's took shelter from COVID for 2020 and 2021. But, in 2022 we see more of the same but to a much greater extent. Scholarships, equipment, coaching certifications, specialized classes, home modifications. Anything that will help local people fighting Parkinson's get the boost they need to help them live their fullest life.
Rock Steady Boxing is the premier fitness program exclusively for people fighting Parkinson's disease. The boxing based fitness program has show to improve the quality of life of its fighters. Check out Rock Steady Boxing Knoxville. It can change your life.
The Parkinson's Gym is a unique online exercise community for people with Parkinson's Disease. New at-home workouts specially geared to combat Parkinson's are posted every week along with informative blogs about fitness and Parkinson's.
Punching for Parkinson's is a Knoxville based program dedicated to raising money to help fund quality of life programs for local people with Parkinson's disease.
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States