Paws for Parkinson’s fundraising event set for July 13 in South Waterfront

07/09/13  Portland, Ore.

Third annual event, raising money for OHSU’s Parkinson Center of Oregon, will include dog walks, pet contests

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Paws for Parkinson's benefit for OHSU Parkinson Center of Oregon


9 a.m. to noon, July 13, 2013


Grassy area at the base of the Portland Aerial Tram, next to the OHSU Center for Health & Healing, 3303 S.W. Bond Ave., Portland, Ore. (map)


The event will include one-kilometer and four-kilometer walks with dogs along the Willamette River in the South Waterfront neighborhood. The event will also feature pet contests, including best owner/pet look alike, best-dressed, best trick and a dog pie-eating contest. There will also be a silent auction.

Funds raised will help the OHSU Parkinson Center of Oregon further its mission of improving care of people with Parkinson's disease by offering expertise and comprehensive care, providing education to patients, families and professionals and promoting research into causes and treatment of Parkinson's disease.