It almost seems counter-intuitive, to fight Parkinson’s disease by putting on some heavy, cushioned boxing mitts and train like a fighter.
But that’s exactly what Kerry Howard has done to keep this neuromuscular disease at bay. On this Tuesday’s Juneau Afternoon, she’ll be joined by two of her coaches from Pavitt’s Gym, to celebrate her latest accomplishment – the prestigious Optimism Award from the Northwest chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association.
“Living with PD is a challenge, but it is a disease you can live with, and for that I am grateful,” said Howard in a statement. “No one knows what the future holds but I believe in being kind, brave, and grateful. Pessimists may be right more often, but optimists have more friends and more fun.”
Also in this program:
- Finding refuge, resilience and new ways to respond to life’s challenges in an upcoming Rainforest Yoga workshop.
- Lowering Juneau’s carbon footprint, as both a community and as an individual.
Rhonda McBride hosts this Tuesday’s program. You can catch Juneau Afternoon,Tuesday through Friday, live at 3:00 p.m. on KTOO Juneau 104.3. The rebroadcast airs at 7:00 p.m. on KTOO. You can also listen online at ktoo.org.
How boxing has been a form of movement that’s helped to keep Kerry Howard strong in her fight against Parkinson’s disease.
Howard will be honored at the Magic of Hope this Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Alaska time. The Magic of Hope, which is virtual this year, is the American Parkinson Disease Association’s biggest fundraiser of the year. You can find ore information on the APDA’s website: apdaparkinson.org.
Discovering Dharma, or life’s purpose, through yoga. How Rainforest Yoga’s upcoming workshop is a mix of therapeutic yoga practices.
A five-part webinar that maps out some practical steps to reduce Juneau’s carbon footprint, as both a community and an individual.