Donuts For Parkinson’s

Desert Donuts and the Parkinson’s Foundation have come together to raise funds and awareness for Parkinson’s Disease leading up to the Foundation’s second annual Moving Day Phoenix event on November 14.

Desert Donuts, 3134 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix, is offering two specially created donuts for sale now through the November 14 event. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the Parkinson’s Foundation Southwest Chapter.
“We could not be happier to have such a great community partner in Desert Donuts,” said Robin Rhea, development manager, Parkinson’s Foundation Southwest Chapter. “Having their support in bringing awareness to the community is priceless. Money raised through this promotion will support cutting-edge research and community programs to improve the lives of people with Parkinson’s disease and their families.”

Unlike typical donut shops, Desert Donuts makes its donuts as customers order them, so they are fresh and hot to enjoy. “It’s worth the minute-and-a-half wait to have a fresh, hot donut to enjoy with your coffee or beverage of choice,” said Jeremy Kemmerling, owner of Desert Donuts.

“We became the owners of Desert Donuts as a direct result of Parkinson’s Disease. The wonderful people that built this business were directly affected by PD when the husband was diagnosed and they were forced to make some life changes. When we were presented with the opportunity to work with the Foundation, it seemed only fitting to honor the previous owners and all those affected by the disease. We are honored to have the privilege of being able to help in any way we can, and we have high hopes for the fundraiser.”
Moving Day Phoenix is an annual Parkinson’s Foundation fundraiser. The event’s goal for 2020 is to raise at least $50,000 to combat Parkinson’s Disease (PD). Although this year’s event will be virtual, to be hosted online on November 14, registered teams are still encouraged to do their own walks to raise money. Those who want to support the cause can donate at or form their own teams to compete for prizes.

Funds raised through Desert Donuts’ promotion will support the Parkinson’s Foundation national mission by helping to deliver quality care to more than 145,000 people living with Parkinson’s, by funding cutting-edge research to advance a cure, and by providing free resources and local services for people living with Parkinson’s and their families. There are currently more than 18,000 people living with Parkinson’s in the state of Arizona.