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.



Knowing that you don’t have 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.


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


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!

Driving out Parkinson's - a PAL event
Tue, Aug 11
Drive Shack
Aug 11, 10:00 AM – Aug 18, 1:00 PM
Drive Shack, 1647 Four Rings Drive, Richmond, VA 23233, USA
Join us at Drive Shack Richmond for a fun morning out at the driving range!
Ask The Doctor: A Conversation with Alexander Pantelyat, MD
Tue, Aug 11
Online Event
Aug 11, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Online Event
In this webinar, Dr. Pantelyat discusses the connection between music and movement disorders like PSP, Parkinson's disease, and more.
Power Over Parkinson's 1st Annual Golf Tournament
Mon, Sep 14
Hunting Hawk Golf Club
Sep 14, 12:00 PM
Hunting Hawk Golf Club, 15201 Ashland Rd suite 1606, Glen Allen, VA 23059, USA
Join us for our inaugural golf tournament that will support Power Over Parkinson's!
Laser Tag for Parkinson's! - a PAL event
Tue, Oct 20
Laser Quest
Oct 20, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
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!
Casino Night
Time is TBD
The Dominion Club
Time is TBD
The Dominion Club, 6000 Dominion Club Dr, Glen Allen, VA 23059, USA
The Rotary Club of Innsbrook & Power Over Parkinson’s welcome you to join us for a Casino Night at the Speakeasy!

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Contact Us

7201 Glen Forest Dr., Suite 205

Richmond, VA 23226  

(804) 708-2246


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