LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 13, 2014) — The Parkinson Support Center of Kentuckiana received a significant donation by one of the organization’s most ardent supporters. Barbara Nichols, board member emeritus and long-time supporter, most recently made a $100,000 donation in support of The Center’s efforts.
“It is my honor to make this gift in support of the excellent work of the Parkinson Support Center,” Nicholas said. “My immediate family has been touched by Parkinson’s disease and I understand the importance of unique support programs for people living with its devastating effects. I hope that through this donation, even more people with PD and their family members will learn how to live a long, fulfilling life despite this chronic disease.”
Nicholas made this latest donation in memory of her mother, Frances Evelyn Lang, who had Parkinson’s disease, as well as her sister, Frances Josephine Huettig, who recently passed away. The Parkinson Support Center of Kentuckiana’s annual educational event, The Frances E. Lang Living Well with Parkinson’s Symposium, has grown exponentially because of Nichols’ ongoing support. Additionally, The Center’s office condominium, The Nichols Parkinson Center, is named in honor of generous donations making our move to a larger office space possible.