AIC nontraditional student Chad Moir was recently honored as a Difference Maker by BusinessWest as the founder and owner of DopaFit Parkinson’s Movement Center, the business he started six years ago as the culmination of a tragic event — the premature passing of his mother, who was stricken with an aggressive form of Parkinson’s and was gone five years after her diagnosis. DopaFit members, all of whom are at various stages of the disease, engage in numerous forms of exercise, from cardio work to yoga; from spinning to punching bags; and much more. Activities are designed to help Parkinson’s patients live a more active life by improving their mobility, gait, balance, and motor skills. Additionally, research has shown that exercise also releases the neurotransmitter dopamine into the brain, slowing the progress of Parkinson’s symptoms.
Chad is busy having expanded his outreach to this community by opening a new Dopafit center in Worcester, MA. In addition, he is positioned to graduate from AIC this spring with a degree in public health. To read more about his inspirational story, go to the full article in BusinessWest 2021 Difference Makers Special Edition.
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