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300 join run to raise awareness about Parkinson’s disease, Singapore News & Top Stories

300 join run to raise awareness about Parkinson’s disease, Singapore News & Top Stories

When a patient is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, people may think he will inevitably die from the degenerative disorder of the central nervous system, which can impair a person’s motor skills and speech.

But it is not life-threatening, and managing it through an active lifestyle can prevent secondary conditions such as pneumonia.

To raise awareness about this often misunderstood disease – the second most common neurodegenerative disease here after Alzheimer’s disease – a team of 10 Hwa Chong Institution (HCI) students organised a charity run at Punggol Waterway Park yesterday, supported by the Central Singapore Community Development Council and Parkinson Society Singapore (PSS).