It’s Wednesday and time for our Neighbors in Action segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. Today we feature The Michigan Parkinson Foundation, a statewide non-profit that focuses on education and support for individuals and families affected by the neurological disorder. This Saturday, the Michigan Parkinson Foundation will be hosting a walk-a-thon and 5K in Okemos to raise awareness and money for their efforts.
Current State talks with the foundation's CEO, Debby Orloff, and Todd Gardner, a Lansing-area native on the board of directors at the Michigan Parkinson Foundation. He was diagnosed nine years ago, at the age of 41, with Early Onset Parkinson’s.
We could always use more nominations and we know there are people and organizations out there that are doing excellent work, but we just don’t know about them. Please help us out and tweet us suggestions at @KARCurrentState or send us an email to Currentstate@wkar.org. Put “Neighbors in Action” in the subject line and tell us why you think they should be featured for the great work they do.