Join the fun, and raise money for Parkinson's research
Due to COVID-19, the UNMC ice rink will not open for skating this season.
This year would mark the tenth consecutive year that UNMC has hosted the 24-hour ice skating event that raises money for Parkinson's research at UNMC and assists families dealing with Parkinson's.
You can still donate today to support Parkinson’s research at UNMC.
About the Skate-a-thon for Parkinson's
The skate-a-thon was the idea of an Omaha couple, Ted and the late Colleen Wuebben, who hosted their own skate-a-thon by flooding their back yard. Colleen was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2005 at the age of 52. She died in 2013. Even after Colleen's death, Ted and their five children have continued to hold the 24-hour skating event. Since moving the skate-a-thon to UNMC in 2011, the event has raised more than $140,000. An all-time record 540 skaters participated in 2015.
About Parkinson's Disease
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a persistent and progressive movement disorder with symptoms that perpetually worsen over time. There is no known cause and currently no cure.