Annual UVa Pancake Breakfast Benefits Parkinson's Disease Research

By: News Staff Email
By: News Staff Email

October 26, 2013

Pancakes flew off the griddles Saturday morning at an annual tradition on the University of Virginia grounds.

Hundreds attended the annual Pancakes for Parkinson's breakfast on UVa.'s Lawn.

A student whose godmother was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease created the event 10 years ago. Now, the breakfast is still going strong and is still benefiting people suffering from the disease.

Executive board member Charlie Hill, a third-year student, is involved because of his grandmother's battle with the disease.

"I serve on the executive board in honor of her," he said. "Last year, we had 3,000 to 4,000 people, so we are looking to hopefully exceed that this year."

The money raised goes to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

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