Rock Steady Boxing raises awareness about Parkinson’s Disease

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Sweatbox Gym’s Rock Steady Boxing program helped promote awareness and education about Parkinson’s disease during the an open house and cookout Friday.
“Our Rock Steady program has helped a lot of people,” said Sweatbox Gym head trainer James Porter. “It changes lives in many ways with comrodary, working on balance, voice and exercises. General living in a better way. And children with autism that come here, we try to build them up, try to encourage them. That they can do anything in the world that they want and the world is theirs.”
According to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, more than 10 million people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s disease and more than 60,000 Americans are diagnosed each year.

“I’m glad there’s a group like rock steady here in Terre Haute,” said Rock Steady fighter Len Hathaway. “It’s easier to have a group together where everyone does the same thing.”

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