Catherine Is Skiing for Parkinson's, and You Can Help
Updated: Jan 22
There is a cause that is particularly close to our hearts here at Swan Law, and that's supporting people with Parkinson's Disease and their caregivers.
Here's what you need to know:
1. Parkinson's Disease is costly, particularly when it comes to pharmacy expenses. The medications are still new, so generics are not available or not as effective. Even with good health insurance, out-of-pocket costs can be thousands of dollars each month.
2. Ski for Parkinson's is particularly focused on providing exercise and personal training for Yampa Valley folks. Exercise has proven to be beneficial at slowing the progress of the disease and preserving quality of life over the years.
3. Insurance coverage prioritizes rehabilitation and recovery, so it doesn't tend to cover Parkinson's Disease, which has no cure. Parkinson's is a one-way street, and personal training and exercise slows the disease at best. So financial support for these activities can make a huge difference to Parkinson's patients.
In memory of her father Doug Swan, Catherine will be participating in Ski for Parkinson's this Sunday. Doug lived with Parkinson's Disease for fifteen years. Thanks to physical therapy and occupational therapy (among other treatments), he maintained a good quality of life for much of that time. Still, it was not easy for Doug or the family. Catherine knows firsthand how this disease can test a family and an individual's strength.
So, we ask you to spread the word about Parkinson's Disease and to contribute a donation if you can! It means a great deal to those in our community who benefit from Parkinson's Association of the Rockies.
If you want more information or to register for Ski for Parkinson's, visit parkinsonsinrockies.org