04/18/05 — Norwayne students raise $1,400 to fight Parkinson's

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Norwayne students raise $1,400 to fight Parkinson's

By Dennis Hill
Published in News on April 18, 2005 1:46 PM

The P.E.P. Club at Norwayne Middle School raised more than $1,400 through a coin drive and the sale of bracelets to be donated to research into Parkinson's Disease.

April is Parkinson's Awareness Month. Dana Lewis, a teacher at Norwayne and one of the club's advisors, helped initiate the campaigns. Ms. Lewis's mother, Pat Darden, suffered from Parkinson's, which affects a person's nerve system. The disease normally occurs on people over the age of 50.

The money will be given to the Parkinson's Unity Walk, a non-profit organization that supports a variety of research foundations seeking a cure for the disease.

The bracelets, or power bands, were engraved with the words, "Cure Parkinson's.