Bingo event set for Parkinson’s awareness

April is Parkinson’s Awareness month, and to raise awareness of Parkinson’s in women, a Ladies Blingo Bingo is planned for Saturday, April 17, at Pinks Bar and Grill in Ruthville.

The event runs from 3 to 6 p.m. with prizes provided courtesy of the generosity of area businesses. Tickets are $30 and include three rounds of bingo, a signature comp drink, a dessert bar, photo ops and some vendors for shopping. There will be $2 raffle tickets available for purchase. The bingo will include a black-out round with a $400 prize package. The $5 bingo card will be available at the registration table.

There also will be a hula hoop contest, Parkinson’s (Parkie) trivia and scratch-offs for more chances to win prizes.

Attendees are invited to dress in glitz and glam. The lady with the best in sparkle will receive a prize.

Tickets are available from Holly Jacobs at 850-758-7006 and at the door.

Parkinson’s disease is a movement disorder affecting the ability to perform common, daily activities. Parkinson’s is a progressive disease for which there is not yet a cure.

An estimated 1 million Americans are living with Parkinson’s disease and more than 10 million people worldwide. It is estimated that 3 million women worldwide are living with Parkinson’s disease. Studies have found that men and woman experience Parkinson’s differently. Research has primarily been focused on men, and treatments geared to men have been found to be less effective for women. The effects of hormones and menopause and the effectiveness of medications for women continues to be an area where more research is needed.


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