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Runners race to beat Parkinson's disease one step at a time

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COTTAGE GROVE (WKOW) -- Nearly 1,300 people spent their morning stomping out Parkinson's disease at a race in Cottage Grove. 

The 7th annual Naset Family and Friends Parkinson's Half Marathon happened Saturday morning. 

It was a family event to honor those who have the disease, those who know someone battling it and others who just wanted to lace up and help.  

The event started when Bob Naset was diagnosed with Parkinson's at an early age and the family wanted to do something to give back to the Parkinson's community. 

"It's amazing. I do a lot of races myself and I don't see anything out there like this race. This is strictly run by family and the participants that come out, come out year after year," said Stacy Hastings. 

100 percent of the proceeds from the race go to the Wisconsin chapter of the American Parkinson disease association. 

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