Greenville Area Parkinson Society raises 71,500 at annual event

GREENVILLE, S.C. – More than 100 members and sponsors of The Greenville Area Parkinson Society (GAPS) celebrated the organization’s raising $71,500 during its Spring fundraising drive this week.

The $71,500 broke last year’s total of $68,000, said Kamber Parker, GAPS’ development director. The announcement came during a Member Celebration sponsored by Kyowa Kirin.


GAPS raised awareness about Parkinson’s Disease through fundraising and walking challenges during the past few months that incorporated an engaging train theme to raise money for the organization’s free programs offered to people with Parkinson’s Disease and their caregivers in the Upstate.


Parkinson’s Disease is currently the fastest growing neurological disorder, and the local diagnoses are expected to double in the coming decade, so awareness and education about this disease are critical for our community.


“We are thrilled by the support of the community in reaching these amazing totals,” Parker said.


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 (PD), 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. Learn more at www.gapsonline.org.