The owners of The Bike Box Project will hold a grand opening for its new facility located at 2607 Trent Road from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1.
The support of the community and a woman’s determination to help others has led to a facility that will provide support to those who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
The owners of The Bike Box Project will hold a grand opening for its new facility located at 2607 Trent Road from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1.
Bethany Richards and her husband Doug Townsend started raising awareness and raising funds for research for those with Parkinson’s disease after her father, Michael Richards, was diagnosed with the life-altering disease.
She started with a donation box attached to the back of her bicycle which later grew into the Bike Box Project, now a non-profit organization, with the help of the community. Since she started, Bethany has raised more than $200,000 to support the cause. Funds were donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
Source: New facility in New Bern helps those diagnosed with life-changing disease through boxing