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Pedal For Parkinson's
May 19, 2001

Donna Kos of Akron, Ohio began riding her bike across the country to raise money for a cure after she lost her father to Parkinson's disease. The event was called "Parkinson's Power Across America" and took place February 28-May 7 of 1999.

While doing a bike tour in the summer of '96, Donna thought that the idea of having a coast-to-coast bike trek would raise public awareness about Parkinson's disease and also serve as a major fundraiser for increased research. "I didn't know it then, but I was about to become an advocate for increased visibility and understanding of this disease."

This year Donna organized a one-day event in Lorraine County, Ohio that she calls "Pedal for Parkinsons." Riders biked along the Lorain County Metroparks bikepath in Oberlin. Among the riders participating were 3 generations of the Kos Family.

L to R: Leah & Hannah Kos with their mom, Brenda; seated: Carrie Ann Kos
L to R: Leah & Hannah Kos with their mom, Brenda; seated: Carrie Ann Kos


For more information, please call 1-440-960-RIDE(7433) or The Parkinson Alliance at 1-800-579-8440


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