Nearly 150 walkers and dozens of supporters gathered on April 30 at Lakes Regional Park for Hope HealthCare Services Parkinson Program’s inaugural Walk 4 Hope.

“National Parkinson Awareness Month provided a great opportunity to garner attention for our local Parkinson community, and we are so grateful to our walkers, supporters and sponsors who participated in April’s Walk 4 Hope,” said Samira K. Beckwith, president and CEO of Hope HealthCare Services.

“Throughout the year, Hope Parkinson Program improves the quality of life for individuals with Parkinsons and their care partners with educational events, exercise and movement classes, and creative and social opportunities,” she added.

Walk 4 Hope sponsors included Florida Neurology Group; Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers; Lee Memorial Rehabilitation Services; Medtronic; Voice Aerobics, LLC Speech-Language Therapy; and Osterhout & McKinney, PA.