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BUFFALO – A Youngstown man is looking for support as he and his family participate in the Moving Day Buffalo event next Sunday, Sept. 7 to raise funds for research in fighting Parkinson’s Disease.

The annual fundraising walk event will be held at Coca Cola Field in Buffalo, with registration at 8:30 a.m. The walk begins at 10 a.m. and there are a number of activities planned to get people moving, like yoga, dance and tai chi.

Robert “Bob” Russell, a Lewiston-Porter retiree who was long active in local Boy Scouts, was diagnosed a decade ago with the debilitating disease.

“If it weren’t for the help of the National Parkinson Foundation of Western New York, I probably wouldn’t have the positive attitude and the education about Parkinson’s to deal with this life-changing situation,” he said.

He explained that 60 percent of all money donated to this event stays in Western New York and 40 percent goes to the national organization, which funds research. Russell’s personal goal is to raise $2,000.

Last year, the event raised more than $60,000.

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