Pickleball has become the newest sports craze during this decade. Last year, about one in ten people in the USA played pickleball somewhere in this country.
Now, pickleball is being used for an even better cause on Monday, June 5th. Tomorrow, the Michael J. Fox Foundation will be hosting the first-ever Pickleball 4 Parkinson's fundraising event at the Creekside Courts from 9 AM to 3 PM PST. The Creekside Courts are located at 1010 Stanley Dollar Drive in Walnut Creek, CA.
The purpose of Pickleball 4 Parkinson's is to bring more awareness to this debilitating disease and to raise money in order to one day find a cure for Parkinson's Disease. Parkinson's Disease is a brain disorder that causes a person to shake uncontrollably and to have difficulty with remaining coordinated and balanced on the feet.
Actor Michael J. Fox started his foundation in 2000 after being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 1991 at the height of his acting career. Back in the 1990's, there was no treatment available for Parkinson's Disease. However, there are now treatments and therapy available that can help mitigate the intensity of the symptoms.
If you would like to register to play pickleball and to help raise money in order to help put an end to Parkinson's Disease, then click on this link. Registering to play in the Pickleball 4 Parkinson's event is totally free of charge.
If you are not able to attend the Pickleball 4 Parkinson's event, then you can still help in the fight against Parkinson's Disease by donating to the cause.