About the Punch Out Parkinson's Program (POPP)
Our mission is to encourage people with Parkinson's disease to overcome the obstacles of their symptoms through non-contact boxing; building strength of mind, and body connection.
Punch out Parkinson's Program was started by a determined Parkinson's patient and an RN with roughly 25 years of experience in the medical field helping those with mobility related diseases. They have had their 501(c)3 designation since March 10, 2020.
- They run these programs on an absolute skeleton budget.
The programs only run by support from awesome people.
There is no cure, but this helps those with a disease stay active.
“Parkinson's patients are the experts on what we have. We have a responsibility as patients to share our experience — what works for us, what we respond to, what we can contribute to research.” — Michael J. Fox
Our organization is bringing those patients out to join a group of friends to discuss ideas and enlighten those around us that do not understand the disease. The wives, husbands and friends that have questions or need to understand will benefit greatly from the program.
Location: 4553 N. Loop 1604 W., Suite 1209, San Antonio, Texas 78259
Meeting Time: Every Wednesday and Friday from 10am to 11am promptly
Location: 8400 NW Military Hwy, San Antonio, Texas 78231
Meeting Time: Every Tue. & Thurs. morning from 9am to 10am promptly
CALISTHENICS & EXCERCISES
Movers and Shakers - SECOND SATURDAY of every month from 10am to 11:30am at Methodist Rehabilitation Hospital - 19126 Stonehue, San Antonio, Texas 78258
Care Partners (Only) Support Group - THIRD MONDAY of every month from 10am to 11:30am at Methodist Rehabilitation Hospital (Same Address)
Help support our cause and mission to encourage people with Parkinson's disease to overcome the obstacles of their symptoms through non-contact boxing; building strength of mind, and body connection.
We accept donations the 'old school' way because it keeps our costs as low as possible. Any contributions we are privileged to receive are only used to offset any expenses so all of our activities are of absolutely no cost to our participants. Please mail checks to Punch Out Parkinsons Program 18351 Helotes Spring Rd, Helotes, TX 78023. Your contribution will be recorded and entrusted to the Board Treasurer for deposit. POPP was recognized as a 501(c) 3 Tax exempt entity #84-4388088 dated 10/09/2019. Please contact our organization if you do not receive your letter of acknowledgement, including our non-profit credentials, within one month of your contribution.
Our current Board President, Raul V. Garza, one of the program’s founders and an active participant can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or the address above. Please call him on his cell number, 210 827-5949, if you have any questions about any contributions to our efforts.
From those that serve and sweat
- Paul Moreno
- Jacking "Lightning" Elder
- Gail Dickman
- Allan Jones
As stated earlier, POPPSA is a very new, young and humble 501(c)3 working with an extremely small budget. The intent of our organization is to raise enough money in order to give back in any way we can to patients. Parkinson's is not a death sentence and through activity, we can show it!
Punch Out Parkinson's - Board of Directors
Raul V. GarzaPresident
Kelsey MenzelVice President
Dianne Johnson, RN
Officers constitute Executive Board of Directors
CONTACT US ANYTIME
Please talk to us if you need support or just need to talk. Better yet, JUST SHOW UP!
+1 210 827 5949
For general information and questions call +1 210 374 7591