Addie Cunningham

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My name is Addie Cunningham. When my dad, Don Waterman was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2008, it was devastating news. I am in awe of how God has used my dad's diagnosis to form such an amazing foundation and exercise program that now provides hope for people all over the state of Indiana. From the beginning, we have prayed, "God, do something BIG", and He is continually providing and showing us ways on how His vision is becoming a reality. God is good!

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Indiana Parkinson Foundation

Our mission is to improve the daily lives of people with Parkinson’s disease, by providing research based exercise programs and support systems.

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Upcoming Special Events

2022 Choose to Move Race April 23, 2022

Help us help Hoosiers with Parkinson's today!

Location: Fishers, IN
1 mile, 5K, 10K, Half Marathon

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The Indiana Parkinson Foundation is committed to giving people with Parkinson's disease their lives back through active engagement in The CLIMB.


What People Say About Us

Barry Green

Hello, I am Barry Green. I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s 8 years ago. Shortly after that I heard about the CLIMB from my wife, Harriet, but I already belonged to the YMCA and figured I really didn’t need to join another organization just to exercise. I could do it on my own. However, I found out I wasn;t committed to doing it on a regular basis so I joined the CLIMB 5 years ago. I started out going 1x a week and that was not enough so I started 2 days a week and now I am going 4-5xs a… Read more “Barry Green”

Barry Green

Harold Wellman

I had felt worn out and crappy all day, but I forced myself to attend The CLIMB today. When I arrived I wasn’t sure I would make it through class. But I toughed it out and began to feel better. I got to talk to one friend I have made since I have been attending, and I made a new friend from class out in the parking lot on the way out of the building. I’m slowly learning that good things can happen if I just “show up” for life. Thanks so much for providing The CLIMB for all of… Read more “Harold Wellman”

Harold Wellman

Larry Smith

The CLIMB offers everything from weight training and posture therapy to yoga and speech therapy – a true balance of activities. Larry Smith attends regularly with his wife, Earletta, who has Parkinson’s. “I can’t say enough about how this has benefitted her,” he said. “She takes medication as well, of course, but there’s something about The CLIMB that’s more than medicine. It’s a wonderful outlet for those who are living with Parkinson’s.”

Larry and Earletta Smith

Martin Allain

Indiana Parkinson’s Foundation has been a true growth process for me since my diagnosis with Parkinson’s disease. My first experience was my wife calling to find out what she could learn about my diagnosis. She was so pleased with the call back and the caring she felt. I followed up and received the same caring. I attended the 5K run and saw a wonderful well organized event. Then came “The Climb” and a true learning experience. Love, respect and dignity are essential in a positive health care environment and this is what exists at the meetings of “The Climb”. Each… Read more “Martin Allain”

Martin Allain