On April 6, 2013, Full-Time Blues Radio will be in attendance at the First Annual Parkinson’s Smoke-Out and Blues & BBQ Festival to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Please look through this article to get some of the facts, as well as find more information this event!
Parkinson’s disease is a chronic, degenerative neurological disorder that affects one in 100 people over age 60. While the average age at onset is 60, some people are diagnosed at 40 or younger. – Michael J. Fox Foundation
There are an estimated one million individuals living with Parkinson’s in the United States; and while the disease itself is not fatal, it completely changes the lives of those individuals who have it and their families – and it has caused incidents that have resulted in death. There is no cure for Parkinson’s disease, but it can be treated. There are several organizations fighting for a cure to Parkinson’s, and perhaps the most well known is the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Click Here to Learn More at MichaelJFox.org
Organizers of the First Annual Parkinson’s Smoke-Out are holding the event at Evansville, Indiana’s Casino Aztar Pavilion on April 5 & 6, 2013. The event will feature 50 teams competing in a Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned competition, as well as fundraisers such as a silent auction and more.
There’s also the music! The River Basin Blues Society, based in Evansville, has helped to put together a great lineup of amazing talent to perform for the event – including The Beat Daddys, The Boscoe France Band, and Redd Velvet. Johnny Full-Time, host of Full-Time Blues Radio, will emcee the event April 6th.
Please come join us for incredible music, food and fellowship, as we all come together for a cause and raise funds for the fight to destroy this disease. Click Here for Festival Information!