1,500 people heading to the 2020 Parkinson’s EXPO on Leap Year Day

Preparations are underway for more than 1,500 people from Florida and beyond who will be arriving at the Bradenton Area Convention Center on Leap Year Day, Saturday, February 29, for the 2020 Parkinson’s EXPO.

With the broad array of resources that event creator and host Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s brings together under one roof, The Parkinson’s EXPO has been the largest Parkinson’s educational forum of its kind in the country since it began in 2018.

Attendees have the opportunity to learn from nationally recognized Parkinson’s experts, participate in activities in the interactive demonstration area, and learn about resources for daily living.

What distinguishes The Parkinson’s EXPO is our comprehensive approach,” said Neuro Challenge CEO Robyn Faucy-Washington. “The experience of Parkinson’s is different for each person; we want attendees to be able to evaluate a range of choices; our goal is for each attendee to be able to leave with information that can be applied that same day to live well with Parkinson’s.”
Photo Credit: Frank Atura

Dancing Through Parkinson’s” a Neuro Challenge therapeutic movement and dance class offered in Sarasota and Pinellas Counties, will be one of the activities featured in the Interactive Demonstration Area at the 2020 Parkinson’s EXPO at the Bradenton Area Convention Center on Feb. 29. Pictured here: Kate Honea, Principal Dancer and Assistant Ballet Mistress of The Sarasota Ballet, leads students in a recent class: (L to R) Linda Garner, Rachel Dolan, Marion Shields, Kate Honea, Ann and Brian McConnachie.


Multiple benefits of Neuro Challenge’s therapeutic movement demonstrated at EXPO

The internationally acclaimed Sarasota Ballet will be part of the interactive exercise demonstration area to highlight the multiple benefits of Neuro Challenge’s therapeutic movement and dance class “Dancing Through Parkinson’s,” offered currently in both Pinellas and Sarasota Counties. Boxing with Rock Steady Boxing, Pedaling with Parkinson’s, a cycling class of the YMCA, and other activities designed for people with Parkinson’s will also be available for attendee participation.   

Neuro Challenge will also be unveiling the name and branding of a new educational program for the healthcare arena. “It’s a big leap for us and for Parkinson’s education – we’re excited about being able to share more about this ground-breaking program this Leap Year Day,” said Faucy-Washington.

Information about this year’s EXPO speakers and topics as well as registration is available now on the Neuro Challenge website: Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s.

Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s is a nonprofit dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers. All programs and services are offered free of charge.  

Free and open to people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers, allied healthcare professionals and the public, the 2020 Parkinson’s EXPO will take place on Saturday, February 29, at the Bradenton Area Convention Center, 1 Haben Blvd, Palmetto, Florida, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Doors open at 8 a.m. Boxed lunch, coffee and water will be provided at no charge. Registration is required. Reserve your place at NeuroChallenge.org; call (941) 926-6413 for more information. 

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