Michiana man raising money for Parkinson's Disease
ELKHART, Ind. -- A man Michiana suffering from Parkinson's Disease is raising money to help find a cure for the disease.
Party to Fight Parkinson's is an annual event hosted by Goshen resident Steve Squires. Squires has been battling Parkinson's for the past 18 years.
According to Parkinson.org, nearly one million Americans live with the disease. It's a neurodegenerative disease that causes tremors and balance in those who have it. At this time Parkinson's disease isn't curable.
From 9 a.m. to midnight, there will be bowling tournaments, 50/50 raffles, a car cruise, and more at Signature Lanes Bowling Alley.
100 percent of the funds raised will go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation. It's an organization that has helped Squires fight Parkinson's.
“Most everybody knows somebody with Parkinson’s, whether it’s a family member or a friend or what have you," said Squires. "Keep them in mind when you’re donating because the disease is progressively debilitating so eventually you end up in a wheelchair or immobile and we don’t want to see that happen to anymore people."
Squires wants to raise $25,000.