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Ottawa Citizen

February 23, 2018

Fighting back, with fists, against Parkinson's disease

Doug Merriam used to rely on his hands to sweetly pick out notes on his acoustic guitar.

Today, his hands are clenched and wrapped inside a boxing glove, used to punch a bag, sometimes with a boxer’s ferocity...


Hometown News

July 6, 2018

Parkinson’s patients fight back against symptom progression at boxing class in Smiths Falls

Those living with Parkinson’s are fighters. They fight each day to keep the mobility that they have and keep symptoms at bay for as long as possible...


Inside Ottawa Valley

November 7, 2019

Boxing for Parkinson’s a real winner

Kim Ducharme, who leads a boxing class three times a week in the basement of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Smiths Falls, says there’s a misconception about boxing. “People often think of it as just a beat-down...

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