Suburban children link with adults suffering from Parkinson's disease
Several suburban children have completed a program called Sidekicks, which brings together adults with Parkinson's disease and school-aged youth for a series of workshops where they share stories and engage in fun and creative activities.
Participants included Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and other children from Barrington, Hoffman Estates, Inverness, Palatine, Deerfield, Lake Forest and Wilmette. The participants and their families are to gather Saturday for the Sidekicks showcase event and celebration at Movement Revolution in Deerfield.
Sidekicks was established by the Davis Phinney Foundation and pharmaceutical company Lundbeck, which has its U.S. headquarters in Deerfield.