Dancing Their Way To Relief
Published June 10th, 2012
For the past four years, John Schmidt has had Parkinson's Disease. He says his legs are typically sore and he often stumbles.
He is one of many who come to the Dance for Life program offered weekly at the University of Florida.
Howard Markinson also has Parkinson's Disease, he has been living with it for ten years.
This weekend Howard and John are participating in a community event designed for people living with Parkinsons Disease.
The Dance For Life program is hosting the Mark Morris Dance group from New York this weekend for a special training. They teach teachers how to teach those with Parkinsons Disease, dance therapy.
The University of Florida was given a grant of over $30,000 to research the disease. The study is expected to last 18 months.
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