Kishwaukee Family YMCA

Award / $26,750

Priority / Health Innovation

Location / Sycamore, IL DeKalb, Kane, Ogle, Kendall, Boone, McHenry, Lee and LaSalle counties of focus

Grant Summary:

The Kishwaukee Family YMCA (the Y) seeks to provide a free community based program to provide new hope to patients struggling with Parkinson’s Disease (PD). The program is called Pedaling for Parkinson’s and is based on a Cleveland Clinic study and ongoing research showing that pedaling a bicycle at a rapid pace can decrease Parkinson’s symptoms by 35 percent.