Physician with Parkinson’s to lead group walk on Friday

Dr. Marcus Cranston was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease at age 44. He'll lead a walk at the Jewish Community Center this Friday.

Dr. Marcus Cranston was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease at age 44. He’ll lead a walk at the Jewish Community Center this Friday.

A retired Air Force physician living with Parkinson’s Disease will lead a group walk in Austin on Friday.

Cranston is a retired Air Force physician.

Cranston is a retired Air Force physician.

Dr. Marcus Cranston, who was diagnosed at age 44, aims to visit 196 countries around the world by his 52nd birthday. Along the way, he hopes to break stereotypes about the disease through his passion for sports and travel.

So far he’s doing a good job. Last year he ran 4 miles in 44 countries in 44 days. He’s 47 now.

The Walk with Dr. Cranston for Parkinson’s Awareness Month will start at 10 a.m. Friday at the Jewish Community Center of Austin, 7300 Hart Lane. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information email powerforparkinsons@gmail.com.


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