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Putting for Parkinson’s Presents $27,000 to the UC Gardner Center

Putting for Parkinson’s Presents $27,000 to the UC Gardner Center

Published: 2/6/2018

On Feb. 1, Putting for Parkinson’s presented a check for $27,000 to members of the University of Cincinnati (UC) James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders to support ongoing Parkinson’s research at UC and the center. 

Scott and Joy Layman, of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, are the founders of Putting for Parkinson’s, an annual golf event held at Highland Country Club which raises awareness and funds for research of Parkinson’s. Scott was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at age 43, after he began experiencing shaking hands, impaired speech and balance issues. Scott says that he is hopeful that the money donated to UC’s Gardner Center is a means to an end to find a cure of Parkinson’s disease.

"Dr. Espay and the team of physicians who see me at the Gardner Center are like part of our family now,” he says of the relationships formed over the years.

Now in its ninth year, Putting for Parkinson’s has raised more than $230,000 and has benefitted Parkinson’s research at UC as well as provided support to specific individuals with Parkinson’s in need of special medical devices or home equipment. "When I was diagnosed, I had been very fortunate in my professional situation. For Parkinson’s patients who don’t have that, we wanted to help in that regard,” says Scott, of the additional proceeds donated each year to one or two deserving individuals with Parkinson’s disease.

The date for this year’s Putting for Parkinson’s is set for July 13, 2018. For more information, visit putting4parkinsons.com.   

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