BIKE. RUN. WALK. FOR THE CAUSE.
Hamil Kerr Challenge Foundation for Parkinson's is a non-profit 501C(3) organization run by volunteers, whose mission is to strive to empower those living with Parkinson's Disease (PD), Progressive Supra-Nuclear Palsy (PSP) and Multiple System Atrophy (MSA). Through our financial support, recipients benefit from individual and group programs.
Our organization was established in 2006 by Carol Kerr who suffered with Parkinson's Disease. The first walk for charity was named in honor of John Hamil who was a friend of Carol's. In 2008 bike riders were added to the event, and the event grew even larger. As Carol fought to beat the disease, it was discovered that she had another similar diseased, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). She passed away in 2012 and the walk was renamed the Hamil Kerr Challenge Foundation for Parkinson's.
Our foundation has evolved and changed in honor of Carol. We currently hold an annual event to raise funds to help local families suffering from various Parkinsonian syndromes. Of all money raised, 95% is used to help offset the cost of services needed by patients to increase their mobility and strength. This has a positive impact on their emotional, social, and physical well-being.