SAN DIEGO — The 21st annual Step-by-Step 5k walk to support Parkinson's resources in San Diego will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2023.
The dog friendly walking event will take place at Liberty Station with check in starting at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday and the walk starting at 9 a.m. CBS 8's Carlo Cecchetto will MC this year's event.
You can find resources and make new friends at this year's event, like die-hard Aztecs men's basketball fan Marty Acevedo. She's over-the-moon happy about the team's Final Four appearance, but she'll be watching after walking.
Marty is the Board President for PASS and will be leading her "Living Our Best Lives" team in the Step-by-Step 5K.
Marty is not only board president, but she's also a mentor to others living with Parkinson's, helping them on a difficult journey. She was diagnosed 19 years ago with the condition that can cause uncontrollable shaking and other movement issues.
It gets worse over time, there is no cure and each case is different, as Marty said, "There's a saying that if one is met, one person with Parkinson's, you've met one person with Parkinson's."
The walk is the organization's biggest fundraiser, raising money for its free programs, including education and support for care partners.
They're hoping for more than 1000 walkers. If you're interested in joining or getting more information, you can visit parkinsonsassociation.org.
All contributions remain in San Diego County and also help local caregivers and families of those in need.