Programs We Support That Help Those With Parkinson’s Disease
U-STEP WALKER PROGRAM
HERO, Healthcare Equipment Recycling Organization collects and redistributes donated healthcare supplies to benefit those in need.
The Marv Bossart Foundation is providing funding for the purchase of specialized U-Step walkers for those with Parkinson's disease who otherwise could not afford the cost of the walker. You can also donate your used U-Step walker to HERO for redistribution to a patient in need.
To apply for a low/no cost U-step walker through HERO follow these steps:
Obtain a prescription for a U-step walker from your doctor
Fill out the HERO recipient information form and bring it to HERO in Fargo or send it to them to see if you qualify under our program. If you need delivery, please let them know.
For more information or questions, please call Georgia Dufault at:
Annual Community Parkinson's Symposium
The annual Community Parkinson’s Symposium is held each April in Fargo, North Dakota and is a free educational event held for people living with Parkinson’s disease and their family members and caregivers. There are different speakers every year addressing issues like, nutrition, medicines, newest research, movement programs, and more. There are various vendor booths, a free lunch and a silent auction.
HeartSprings Healing Center
HeartSprings Community Healing Center in Fargo, ND provides health, hope and healing, utilizing education, healing methods and community projects. HeartSprings conducts specialized exercise classes, support groups and other activities specifically for those living with Parkinson's disease and their caregivers. The Marv Bossart Foundation has provided funding for the following HeartSprings programs:
Tremble Clef Choir
Tai’ Chi Classes