Our MISSION

POP is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt private foundation supporting the use of exercise and wellness to reduce the symptoms or slow the progression of Parkinson’s Disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. 

 

Support is provided by:

  • Providing financial and other support for people with Parkinson’s Disease;

  • Assisting People with Parkinson’s (“PWP”) and their care partners in overcoming impediments to making exercise and wellness a part of their daily lives.  This includes financial and logistical support that may not be available from other means;

  • Using communication methods including social media to increase awareness of exercise and wellness opportunities within the local Parkinson’s community;

  • Conducting periodic fundraising activities to maintain support of area PWPs and increase awareness of the benefits of various types of physical activity.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

WARREN REDFERN
PARKINSON'S FIGHTER

Knowing that you don’t have to fight this disease alone is most important to me. Rock Steady Boxing gives one friendships that are real, as we fight this together. This program has also helped me with the mental and physical aspects such as improvement with balance and hand-eye coordination.

BILL COURSEY
PARKINSON'S FIGHTER

To coin a familiar phrase, "It takes a village to raise a child ", I have come to the realization that dealing with Parkinson's is a monumental task requiring the support  and assistance of both those who also suffer from the disease and those dedicated to providing medical expertise. People say "misery likes company", but the fellow members of Rock Steady Boxing believe they are happier working out with others than living alone with the illness. I truly believe there is "strength in numbers", and with the help of organizations like Rock Steady and Power Over Parkinson's, the future is becoming brighter and more hopeful

JOE D'ORAZIO
PARKINSON'S FIGHTER

I feel power over Parkinson's Disease after I have attended a workout at Rock Steady Boxing. The workout strengthens my body physically and provides me with a sense of accomplishment over Parkinson's. The comradery of the Parkinson's exercise group provides a powerful impact on my mental state. It's a great group of people with one goal in mind....

defeat Parkinson's!

upcoming EVENTS
Walking Club
Tue, Sep 29
Deep Run Park & Recreation Center
Sep 29, 10:00 AM – Nov 03, 11:30 AM
Deep Run Park & Recreation Center, 9900 Ridgefield Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23233, USA
A partnership between Power Over Parkinson's and Sportable brings you the weekly Walking Club!
Zoom + POP: Featuring Coach Jojo
Sat, Oct 03
Zoom Video Call
Oct 03, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Zoom Video Call
Join us again for our free Zoom workout session led by Rock Steady Boxing coach and Sr. POP Advisor, Jojo McDuffie
Laser Tag for Parkinson's! - a PAL event
Time is TBD
Laser Quest
Time is TBD
Laser Quest, 889 Research Rd, Richmond, VA 23236, USA
Come join us for another Parkinson's Activity League (PAL) event - we'll enjoy a fun game of Laser Tag!
Blues, Brews and BBQ!
Time is TBD
Discovery Village At The West End
Time is TBD
Discovery Village At The West End, 2422 University Park Boulevard Richmond, VA 23233
NOTE: This event is postponed due to health concerns related to COVID-19. Please check back soon for updates! A fun evening to benefit Power Over Parkinson's!
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7201 Glen Forest Dr., Suite 205

Richmond, VA 23226  

(804) 708-2246

contact@poweroverpd.org

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