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Why Would Anyone Attempt 200 Skydives in One Day? A Minnesota Man Will To Raise Awareness and Funds for Parkinson's Disease
Date:6/15/2010

Kevin Burkart of Prior Lake, MN has found a way to use an activity that he loves--skydiving—to raise money and awareness for Parkinson’s disease (PD), which afflicts someone he loves, his father, Gary Burkart of Shell Lake, WI. On Wednesday, June 16, 2010, Kevin will jump from a plane 200 times over the course of the day at SkyDive Twin Cities in Baldwin, WI.

(PRWEB) June 15, 2010 -- Many people say they would do almost anything to help someone they love, but might draw the line at skydiving. How can jumping out of an airplane help anyone? Kevin Burkart of Prior Lake, MN has found a way to use an activity that he loves--skydiving—to raise money and awareness for Parkinson’s disease (PD), which afflicts someone he loves, his father, Gary Burkart of Shell Lake, WI. On Wednesday, June 16, 2010, Kevin will jump from a plane 200 times over the course of the day at SkyDive Twin Cities in Baldwin, WI.

“I want people to understand that this event is not about skydiving. It’s about letting folks know what Parkinson’s disease is, how it affects people and families, and what they as individuals can do to help those living with the disease,” said Burkart, a 37-year-old businessman who has been involved in many different PD events. His father, Gary Burkart was diagnosed in 1999. He won’t be jumping with Kevin, but will be on hand, cheering for his son.

Those who want to learn more about PD and support Burkart’s efforts to raise at least $60,000 are invited to join him at SkyDive Twin Cities. No skydives are required The event is free and open to the public. The skydiving will begin sometime before sunrise, with floodlights illuminating the target. It is expected to continue until about 9pm. There will be a large tent with chairs for spectators to watch the jumps, have a chance at some prizes, and listen to Dr. Steven Stein
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