Portland man bikes across the country to raise Parkinson’s awareness

PORTLAND, Conn. (WTNH) — A Portland man is trying to raise awareness of Parkinson’s disease, which his dad suffers from.

Henry Prescott Jr. rode his bike all the way from Washington state to Portland. He left Washington on may 13th and arrived around 7 p.m. Tuesday. A police escort took him over the bridge as he made his way back home, where his father was waiting for him.

“It’s been a fantastic ride: 3,400 miles, 14 states, 48 days,” he said. “It’s been fantastic.”

“I just want people to know that there’s people out there like George and myself giving back to people all over the country,” Prescott continued. “We hear on the news about everything bad, but there are some good things out there and trust in humanity.”

In the United States, 50,000 to 60,000 new cases of Parkinson’s are diagnosed each year.

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