Statesboro High School’s chapter of National Honor Society is proud to host its Inaugural Tulip Trot Virtual Fun Run. This event was created to raise money for the PARKINSON’S FOUNDATION. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive degenerative nervous system disorder that affects movement. The number of people in America with Parkinson’s Disease is rising and the average age of diagnosis is getting younger. Currently there is no cure, and patients diagnosed with this disease only have medication and natural remedies to slow the progression and mask symptoms. It is estimated that over 10 million people live with the disease worldwide.
This fun run incorporates several symbols for Parkinson’s Disease. The red tulip was named as the worldwide symbol of Parkinson’s Disease awareness on April 11, 2005. The date of April 11 is also significant in that it is the birthday of Dr. James Parkinson, the English Physician who named the disease.
Studies have proven that daily exercise is pivotal for Parkinson’s patients to keep symptoms under control. SHS NHS hopes this fun run will bring awareness of PD to the Statesboro community and beyond, and share the need for more research in hopes of someday finding a cure. There are many loved ones here in Bulloch County who live with this disease every day, and this year it's personal as it has impacted one of our advisors.
Run, Walk, or Crawl anywhere in the world with Statesboro High School’s chapter of National Honor Society on Sunday, April 11, 2021 to help raise awareness of the need for more research of Parkinson’s Disease. Please note that this is not a race. There is no mandatory distance, and no time restraints. This is an event to enjoy your day and run, walk, or crawl for awareness! We would love to see photos of all participants during this time. If you are an avid runner and log this event into your GPS device, download a screenshot of your run...you may receive a surprise! Every participant is asked to also take a selfie or group photo while participating in this event and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your photo will be featured on our district or school’s social media or webpage!