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Uniting for Parkinson’s Awareness at Fresno City College Campus

Photo by: Roseli Moralex
Participants gather for the Parkinson’s Moving Day Community Walk for Parkinson’s Awareness at Fresno City College on Sat. Oct 7,2023.

Parkinson’s Moving Day Community Walk was held for the first time at Fresno City College on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 9 a.m.

The goal is to raise awareness and support for individuals affected by Parkinson’s disease. The event brought together members of the community, faculty, students, and medical professionals.

The event showcased activities like face painting, henna, arts and crafts, carnival games, prizes, and a photo booth. It also featured workshops, inspiring personal stories from people living with Parkinson’s, talks from medical experts and interactive exhibits.

Some of these activities replicated the physical limitations and motor impairments associated with Parkinsons in an effort to promote empathy and better understanding of the difficulties faced by people with Parkinson’s.

Jessica Tax, an event coordinator and CEO of Move Up Health and Fitness, expressed how important and heartwarming this event is to her.

“I just want people to have a memorable experience,” she said.

Her father was diagnosed in 2018 with Parkinson’s disease. “For me it’s important for the community to recognize that we are still in this together,” Tax said.

Attendees learned about the disease from medical professionals who conducted sessions on the latest advancements in Parkinson’s research, treatments, and therapies.

Dallas Rodriguez served as a co-coordinator for the event.

“We are really just trying to get the word out, awareness is truly important, It means a lot to me to get people in the know,” Rodriguez said.

Next year the Parkinson’s Moving Day Community Walk will be held at Fresno State on Oct 5, 2024.

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Roseli Morales is a very talented and creative individual, attending The Rampage staff Journalism (11A) class this semester at Fresno City College. Since a young age she has been passionate and dedicated about research and finding out the truth. Journalism helps her distribute information in another way of thinking. Her hobbies are running every morning, hiking, going to the gym, reading, playing board games, meditating, and attending wine tasting events. Her interest are researching about the unknown (quantum physics, holographic realities, time traveling, history, science, philosophy, secret societies) for she believes that knowledge is power. Roseli is originally from San Diego California, now experiencing both Fresno and Clovis, her favorite places to visit here so far are Yosemite Park and Shaver Lake. She received her Real Estate license back in 2016, striving in sales while helping those in search of a home. She also published her first book back in 2018, and has yet published more. Roseli is now back in school majoring Physics, absorbing any knowledge she can grasp along the way. Her greatest dream’s are to build a time machine, receive a Nobel prize, and try to help the world to become a better place.

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