#Plank4Parkinsons campaign launched by South London Younger Parkinson's Network
Are you ready to #Plank4Parkinsons?
The South London Younger Parkinson's Network (SLYPN) has launched a new campaign - #Plank4Parkinsons. The campaign challenges people in the UK to hold a plank for one minute, in the hope of raising awareness of the symptoms of Parkinson's, and helping Parkinson's UK accelerate research into better treatments and a cure.
The SYLPN is a support and fundraising network for, and run by, younger people with Parkinson's. The network is aiming to take social media by storm to deepen the public’s understanding of Parkinson's and its effects on people of all ages.
All funds raised will go towards ongoing efforts in Parkinson's research, so that together we can beat Parkinson's, one plank at a time.
Why the plank?
The plank is a generic fitness position, known worldwide and often used in pilates and yoga. It appeals to all demographics, beginners and experts alike.
After holding a plank for one minute, activated muscles become tired and the body reacts by cramping, aching or shaking - symptoms often associated with Parkinson's.
The challenge is simple.
Take a video of you holding a plank for one minute, make a donation on behalf of your family, friends or network and upload it to Facebook or Twitter using #Plank4Parkinsons, challenging them to do the same.