Richard Overdorff of Huntington Beach gives because he sees the impact of the programs Orange Coast Medical Center makes available to Parkinson’s and movement disorders patients. Each week, the hospital offers exercise and dance classes as well as support groups allowing social interaction and physical activity. These programs provide patients with a path for fighting disease and depression.

Richard has seen first-hand the impact these classes have on his friends who participate.

“These exercise classes are a unique offering for people battling these diseases and really make a difference in their lives every week. Beyond the obvious there is a tremendous benefit to care givers and participants in knowing they are not alone. We exchange information and encouragement. Parkinson's is a rough road. The Foundation's commitment is reflected in an outstanding instructor and a continually improving, easy access facility.”

We thank Richard for his positive energy and generous support of these wonderful programs for the community.

Parkinson's disease is a slowly progressive neurological condition that affects over one million people in the United States.

Source: American Parkinson Disease Association