GREENVILLE, S.C. — On April 30, B3 Strength and Performance hosted the first “PR for Parkinson’s Competition” with all proceeds benefiting the Greenville Area Parkinson Society (GAPS).
Local gyms and B3 Strength and Performance Members came together to compete for competition titles and to raise money. The PR for Parkinson’s Competition raised more than $11,000, all of which will go directly to GAPS to support the work they do.
“This was a huge success,” said Ian Beck, owner of the gym. “While highlighting and celebrating our God-given ability to move, we were able to raise more than $11,000 to support those who have lost that right.”
Since 2012, GAPS has been increasing awareness about Parkinson’s Disease and providing resources to those living with it and the people in their lives to maximize their quality of life. They’ve been able to serve thousands of people in the community.
“We are so grateful for the support of this event,” said Kamber Parker, Interim Executive Director for GAPS. “This money raised can help us make a difference in the lives of those living with PD in our community.”
About Greenville Area Parkinson Society:
The Greenville Area Parkinson Society (GAPS) is a local non-profit organization that offers support, education, and advocacy to people living with Parkinson’s Disease, their caregivers, spouses, and families. The organization is non-medical and non-research, focusing on individuals with PD and the people in their lives. We know firsthand that they all have unique experiences in living with PD. For more information visit www.gapsonline.org.