April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. According to Michigan Parkinson Foundation, “We Are Branching Out for A Cure. It May Shake us But it Won’t Break Us.” Owosso Parkinson Support Group has been around for 25 years. Recently, members of the support group attended a city council meeting and received a Proclamation from Owosso City Mayor, Ben Frederick.

Proclamation read, “Whereas, Parkinson’s disease is a chronic progressive neurological disease that causes motor system disorders; whereas; Parkinson’s disease affects nearly 35,000 in the State of Michigan and its prevalence continues to rise significantly with the increasing age of the Baby Boom generation; and whereas; a local support group, the Owosso Parkinson Support Group has been meeting for over twenty-five years in an effort to provide education, support, and fellowship to those affected by this frustrating disease.

Now, therefore I, Benjamin R. Frederick, Mayor of the city of Owosso, Michigan, do hereby proclaim the month of April 2016 as Parkinson’s Awareness month in the city of Owosso, Michigan and do hereby encourage all citizens of this community to acknowledge and support the Owosso Parkinson’s Support Group and their activities to inform and serve our community because their services do make a difference.”

Parkinson Disease Month Honored by Owosso Mayor was last modified: April 13th, 2016 by Karen Elford