Two organizations based in Louisville, Ky., plan fun and fitness-focused activities to help those fighting Parkinson’s Disease.
TKO Flight Club is a foundation that hosts pop-up bourbon tasting events to raise money and awareness to help fight Parkinson’s Disease. TKO Fight Club says it, “finds fun ways to introduce good bourbons to good folks.” Their mission is to “better the lives of Parkinson’s patients through fundraising for therapeutic training, support and research. In addition to those events, there is the organization’s local TKO Parkinson’s exercise group called Rock Steady Boxing. According to its website, TKO Parkinson’s Rock Steady Boxing free exercise classes are offered for the benefit of people diagnosed with Parkinson’s, their families and care partners. Rock Steady Boxing has proven to slow down the progression of the disease with intentional exercise.
TKO Parkinson’s meets in person at 9:30 a.m. on Mondays and Fridays at The Buechel Park Baptist Church gym located at 2403 Hikes Lane in Louisville. If you can’t make in-person classes, they provide an additional opportunity via zoom on Fridays. The zoom number can be found on their website.
- You don’t have to pay for these classes, but they are supported by donations as well as sponsorships organized through TKO Flight Club.
- No prior registration is required
- Classes are open to all those diagnosed and their guests
If you would like to support TKO Parkinson’s there are volunteer opportunities at the pop-up events as well their annual festival. In addition, the events can consist of silent auctions, charity raffles, and other occasions that create more opportunities for fundraising.
If you would like to get involved and donate to the cause you can do so here.