On Saturday, April 14th, the Parkinson’s Foundation, in partnership with All Pro Trailer Superstore, will be hosting their first KnockOut PD 5K run/walk at Masonic Villages, 1 Masonic Drive in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.
April is Parkinson’s Awareness month and this fundraising event is to help raise awareness and highlight the need for more research and support of Parkinson’s disease (PD). The cost is $30 per participant with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Parkinson’s Foundation. Runners and walkers can register online at KnockOutPD.com.
More than 10 million people live with Parkinson’s disease worldwide. While there has been significant scientific progress in the last few decades, a cure is not currently in sight. Help us celebrate Parkinson’s Awareness Month, with the hopes of finding a treatment within our lifetime.
Parkinson’s Awareness Month
This campaign has three objectives:
● Continue to support research to find better therapies and, ultimately a cure, for Parkinson’s disease;
● Recognize the individuals living with Parkinson’s disease who participate in vital clinical trials to advance the knowledge of the disease and;
● Commend the dedication of organizations, volunteers, researchers and millions of individuals across the United States working to improve the quality of life for individuals living with Parkinson’s disease and their families.
Parkinson’s Hits Home at Trailer Superstore
Supporting the Parkinson’s Foundation is particularly important to Tammy and Scott Smith, the owners of All Pro Trailer Superstore. Tammy’s father, the original founder of the business, has been battling the disease for the last 19 years.
“My father, Jake Wagner, founded All Pro Products in the 80’s as a small trailer hitch
wholesale business, which today stands as a nationwide leading retailer in the cargo trailer industry that we operate today as All Pro Trailer Superstore,” states Tammy.
After becoming actively involved with the Parkinson’s Foundation last year, Tammy developed the KnockOut PD website, ran the OC half-marathon in Newport Beach, CA raising over $3,300 for the Foundation, and is currently organizing the upcoming 5K in efforts to raise funds and awareness for the cause.
KnockOut PD Race Details
This 5K event will have awards for the top finishers in each category. Each participant will receive a race-day T-shirt, bib, goody bag and customer finisher medal for their support!
For more information about the event, including volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, contact Tammy Smith at tammy(at)trailersuperstore(dot)com.
About the Parkinson’s Foundation
The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. They build on the energy, experience and passion of their global Parkinson’s community.
About All Pro Trailer Superstore
All Pro Trailer Superstore in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, is a retail and internet dealership that distributes over 3,500 trailers annually throughout the United States, Europe, South America and the Islands. The Trailer Superstore team provides its customers with the highest quality service along with one of the largest selection of units and pricing in the nation. For more information, contact Trailer Superstore at 800-622-7003.