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Pete Donahue Parkinson's Scholarship

The Pete Donahue Scholarship was established through the very generous gifts made by the family and friends of the late Pete Donahue. Pete was a long-time member and friend of the MetroWest YMCA who courageously fought Parkinson’s disease until his death in 2013.   Regular exercise and his friendships with other Y members were very important to Pete. His family would like to help other individuals with Parkinson’s Disease access the programs and services that the MetroWest YMCA provides.

Through the Pete Donahue Scholarship, the MetroWest YMCA provides financial assistance to individuals with medically diagnosed Parkinson’s Disease. Individuals have the opportunity to exercise under the supervision of our Wellness staff up to two times per week. The program also includes membership benefits which provide access to our drop-in and specialty group exercise programs and aquatics programs.


To Donate to the Pete Donahue Parkinson's Scholarship, please click here or the green Donate Button on this page.

To enroll in the MetroWest YMCA Pete Donahue Parkinson’s Scholarship program, please contact Laura Gilbert, at (508) 879-4420 Ext 232.



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The PD Wellness Program is specifically designed to help individuals with Parkinson’s disease, MS, or any other neuromuscular conditions to maintain and improve their quality of life. All exercises can be modified to accommodate each individual’s needs and abilities.

Please contact the Laura Gilbert, 508- 879-4420 x232 for information on this program and how to apply for the scholarship.