Learn about the
Sunflower Rev It Up Event!
The Sunflower Rev It Up is a celebratory event whose mission is to raise funds for Parkinson’s research that can benefit patients regionally, nationally and globally; to promote wellness within the Cincinnati area’s Parkinson’s disease community; and to heighten the public’s awareness of Parkinson’s disease, a progressive and devastating neurological disorder that afflicts 1.5 million Americans and cannot be halted or cured at this time.
A shared project of the University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute and the University of Cincinnati Foundation, the Sunflower Rev It Up includes a free educational symposium and expo for patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals; and a annual fund-raising 5k walk/run,bike ride and party in beautiful downtown Cincinnati.
The Sunflower Rev It Up for Parkinson's was named and founded by Kathleen Krumme, a Cincinnati cyclist and bicycle shop manager whose father, the late Donald Krumme, suffered from Parkinson’s disease. The sunflower is not only a ubiquitous sight at the Tour de France, the world’s most famous cycling event, it is also a symbol of hope. Those who support Rev It Up events are helping fuel research that will lead to a revolution in the care of people with Parkinson’s disease.
The Gardner Center at the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute, a part of UC Health, is the Cincinnati region’s premier referral center for people with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, and the Sunflower Rev It Up for Parkinson's is the region’s premier fundraiser for Parkinson’s disease programs.
Your Donations Make a Difference!
Provides Free educational symposium and expo for patients and caregivers.
Funds research, both clinical and basic science.
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