The Embarcadero Lions Club of Sacramento will be honoring a former leader this weekend while helping those with Parkinson's disease.
The 2nd annual Robert G. Smith Walk to Cancel out Parkinson's, named in honor of a former Lions Club Director who was diagnosed with Parkinson's a few years back, happens rain or shine Saturday morning at Maidu Park in Roseville.
“We were able to give the Parkinson group $25,700 last year,” says Chairwoman Suzanne Royce. “We hope to do that much or more this year.”
All money raised will stay local, going to support the Parkinson Association of Northern California.
“They have seminars for people who have Parkinson’s and a number of support groups,” Royce explained. “They also do exercises and stuff to help people who physically are having problems and there groups for families who are having to deal with it and not necessarily knowing how."
Saturday’s event includes lunch and a Health Fair on the covered soccer field.