SPSG Announces 5th Annual
Tybee Island Kite Festival
Proceeds support people with Parkinson disease in Savannah/Chatham/Low Country Area.
Savannah Parkinson Support Group is pleased to announce the 5th Annual Tybee Island Kite Festival on Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 11AM-2PM on North Beach, Tybee Island, Georgia.
This year’s festival is sure fun for the entire family with live music, a kite making booth, caricatures of family and friends and face painting, all free to the public. There will also be kite contests on the beach, with winners taking home new and decorative kites of their own. Plastic Kites and a cup of North Beach Grill’s famous gumbo will be available for a $10 donation.
Because of construction in the North Beach Parking Lot, the festival has shifted to the North End of the parking lot, facing the Atlantic, between North Beach Grill and the Tybee Island Shrine Club. You are encouraged to come early, since the parking lot fills quickly during April because of the warm weather and cool breezes.
In addition to family fun, take a few minutes to wander through the booths, learning about a variety of movement disorders, such as Parkinson disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and Essential Tremor. According to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, movement disorders affect more than 40 million Americans. These diseases are chronic, painful and debilitating, often leaving the person affected without the ability to control his/her movements.
Information will also be available for People with Parkinson disease in the Savannah/Chatham County/Low Country area who are interested in participating in GEM!, a unique and effective exercise program developed by WTOC Hometown Hero, Coach Michael Cohen. These classes are held twice weekly at the Anderson-Cohen Weightlifting Center. Participants are charged a nominal fee and all supplies are provided. Any donations made during the 5th Annual Kite Festival will be directed toward the further growth and development of this amazing exercise program that encourages people with Parkinson disease and their caregivers to work side by side, fighting the debilitating effects this disease.
Businesses that provide support to individuals and families affected by movement disorders are encouraged to contact SPSG. A limited number of informational booths are available at a cost of $25. Individuals and area businesses are also encouraged to act as a sponsor for the festival, at a cost of $100 (or less) per sponsor. If you or someone you love has been effected by Parkinson disease, consider a donation in his/her honor or memory. All donations will benefit the GEM! exercise program. For more information, contact 912-376-9833.