Mark your calendar for the 13th annual Pig Out for Parkinson’s! Pig Out on Thursday, April 20, at Rockin K’s. The event, presented by CenterPointe Physicians, features food specials and music. The legendary Bill Snyder will be present at lunch, and you can indulge in the pork and chicken slider buffet. You’ll also have an opportunity to learn about Meadowlark Parkinson’s Program resources and treatment from team members and vendors.

Attending Pig Out for Parkinson’s is one opportunity to show support, as 10 percent of Rockin K’s sales for the day benefit Meadowlark Parkinson’s Program. You can stop in or order online here: Rockin K’s Online Ordering.

The event team is excited to bring back Pig Out T-shirts this year! They’re available in two colors and sleeve lengths. Short-sleeve are $20, and long-sleeve are $30. Orders can be placed by contacting Sarah Duggan at or by calling (785) 323-3878.

Pig Out for Parkinson’s happens every April in conjunction with Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. The goal of the event is to educate the community about Pd and opportunities offered by Meadowlark Parkinson’s Program. All the activities offered by the program are free of charge thanks to the generosity of program participants, local businesses, and community members.

According to Parkinson’s Foundation, a recent study found that the number of people diagnosed with Pd each year has increased to 90,000, up from the previous estimate of 60,000. Receiving a diagnosis of Pd can be overwhelming and isolating, which is why Meadowlark Parkinson’s Program works to help connect individuals with activities in the areas of education, exercise, and support. The program also provides free consultations to assist participants in learning more about treatment options and opportunities to get involved.