“Power in Knowing” Program

Shaky? Slow? Difficulty with walking? Speech changes? If these symptoms are things that you or a loved one are experiencing, please join us for a free lunch and educational event to learn about the symptoms and treatment of Parkinson’s disease in the African American and Black American community. Understanding that up to as many as 78% of people go undiagnosed with symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, the Parkinson’s Foundation has funded three local events, called the “Power in Knowing” program, in partnership with the Fixel Institute for Neurological Disease to help bring awareness and access to adults in Alachua County.

Ashley Rawls, MD

The program will consistent of an educational session with an expert movement disorder neurologist, Ashley Rawls, MD, followed by a question and answer session and networking. Food and free give-aways will be provided to the first 100 registrants of each program.

  • January 29, 2022 at Mt. Ellah Missionary Baptist Church
    • Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm
  • February 5, 2022 at Greenhouse Church at Lincoln Middle School
    • Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
  • March 26, 2022 at Gainesville Seventh-Day Adventist Church
    • Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm

For questions, please reach out to the coordinator of the program, Heather Simpson via email (simph@shands.ufl.edu) or phone (352.265.9992).

Power In knowing small flyer

"Power In Knowing" Program Registration

Register Below

Please scroll down to select the date and location that you are planning to attend.

January 29, 2022

Mt. Ellah Missionary Baptist Church


February 5, 2022

GreenHouse Church at Lincoln Middle School


March 26, 2022

Gainesville Seventh-Day Adventist Church