The Greenville Area Parkinson Society will hold its annual Strike Out Parkinson’s fundraiser virtually on Sept. 5 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. This event typically takes place in April, but was postponed due to COVID-19.
“Our members are some of the most vulnerable, with COVID-19 still on the rise,” said GAPS executive director Laryn Weaver. “But we didn’t want to cancel an event that is all about them. So, instead we will still be holding the same activities. It will just be virtually,”
Participants will be able to partake in three exercise segments, including Tai Chi, GAPS in Motion and Rock Steady Boxing, as well as awards for the team with the most steps walked and the top fundraising team.
While their biggest fundraiser was postponed, GAPS successfully raised over $10,000 during the Donor Match Challenge.
“An anonymous donor came to us with a $10,000 match, if we raised the same amount during the month of July,” said GAPS board chair Ellison McCoy. “We put out the call to our members and supporters, and they answered it even beyond our expectations. Even during this trying time, they still found a way to help us meet our goal.”
The organization raised $14,477 during July and has raised $53,027 of its $100,000 goal for 2020.
For more information, visit gapsonline.org.