The Baehr Challenge creates awareness regarding fitness as a treatment for Parkinson's Disease while funding scientific research for better treatments and a cure. On an annual basis, the Baehr Family hosts a day of fitness, education, awareness and celebration relating to the challenges and obstacles of overcoming Parkinson’s.
The Baehr Challenge includes a 5K staggered-start obstacle course race, fitness, food, music and fun with family and friends. We are blessed to have the continued support of our host, the Aviano Community, our volunteers, sponsors, participants, spectators, anyone and everyone who plays a part in making this event bigger, better and more fun each year. The Baehr Challenge is one of the top Team Fox events in the Southwest and has raised more than nearly $100,000 since its inception in 2010 thanks to your continued support.
My name is Brian Baehr. I’m 52 and I have Parkinson’s disease. In 2007, at the age of 47, I noticed a slight hand tremor and began to struggle with my hand writing. As I would write, my large, all-capital letters began to shrink leaving the last few words of each sentence illegible.
When my dad was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2007, it was a huge blow for our family. See, he has always been the cool-headed anchor of our family, the calm voice of reason, and the center of physical and emotional strength.