Archive for April, 2012

Pacers Game

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Dear Friends of Rock Steady Boxing,

Thank you for supporting RSB by purchasing tickets to the Indiana Pacers Nonprofit Spotlight Game (Pacers v. Milwaukee) to be played on Thursday, April 19th! As our special thanks to you, ticketholders will be treated to a free pre-game “Hope Through Research” reception with refreshments, honoring people with Parkinson’s involved in clinical research studies.

Dr. Stephanie Combs, assistant professor at the Krannert School of Physical Therapy (University of Indianapolis), and Dr. Elizabeth Zauber, neurologist with the IU School of Medicine and RSB Board Member, will discuss current and past research studies involving people with Parkinson’s disease.

John Baumann, inspirational speaker and author of “Decide Success: You Ain’t Dead Yet”, will emcee the reception.

“Hope Through Research” pre-game reception

Banker’s Life Fieldhouse

Pacers Square


No RSVP necessary

See you there!

Jessica Fithen, Administrative Manager
Rock Steady Boxing
5026 E. 62nd Street
Indianapolis, IN 46220

Fighting back against Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s Superstar Nomination

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

John Baumann from Louisville, KY
Nominated by Irene Litvan

My Parkinson’s Superstar has to be John Baumann, one of my favorite patients. Diagnosed in 2002 at the age of 41, John worked 6 more years as an executive officer of a major corporation before dedicating his life, on a full-time basis, to making a difference in the Parkinson’s community.

John has inspired those with Parkinson’s to live their lives to the fullest, family care partners to realize what a difference they make and how much they are appreciated, and professional healthcare providers to maintain their passion and commitment to the cause. John has traveled far and wide as keynote speaker at symposiums to bring his message of hope and positive perspective (Reclaiming Posi-spective) including, among other locations, Cincinnati at the Sunflower Revolution, Indianapolis before a Pacers game, Houston, Birmingham, Saskatchewan in Canada, St. Thomas of the Virgin Islands and even his hometown of Louisville.

John has also written a book providing a template for others to live life to the fullest with Parkinson’s Disease, Decide Success (Twelve Action Steps) – You Ain’t Dead Yet (available at John has contributed to two other books (The Peripatetic Pursuit of Parkinson’s Disease and Courageous Stories of Inspiration), is a graduate of the PDF clinical trail advocate institute and is on the faculty of the University of Louisville. John is also Chair of the Make-A-Wish Foundation Board in Kentucky and has cherished being care partner to his daughter (who has flourished despite being born with life threatening birth defects and cerebral palsy).