Buffalo Bills Elvis, John Lang, Supports Parkinson's Boxing in Tribute & Honor of His Father
"The good people here, and the one in Kenmore, did a lot of good for my father," said John Lang, also known as Bills Elvis, when asked about why he was giving back to Parkinson's Boxing in honor of his father.
At a gathering at the Parkinson's Boxing in Hamburg, NY on Saturday, November 26th, 2022, John Lang brought his mother, fans, and friends to bring recognition and funds to Parkinson's Boxing.
Coaches at Parkinson's Boxing were instrumental in assisting Lang's late father, Richard Lang, during his fight against Parkinson's.
Boxing helps people with Parkinson's by stretching and reconnecting neural networks in a process called neuroplasticity.
"When you have Parkinson's, your body stops making enough dopamine, and your neuro connections start fading out. But we know that you can build a new network on different parts of the brain with neuroplasticity," says Dean Eoannou, founder and owner of Parkinson's Boxing.
John Lang, in support of Parkinson's Boxing and in honor of his late father, gathered efforts from friends and family and was able to auction off a custom Von Miller Buffalo Bills guitar, creating a donation fund of nearly $3700 to Parkinson's Boxing.
Southern Tier Brewing Company was also in attendance at the event, donating and supporting the efforts of Parkinson's Boxing, in recognition of the work the coaches are doing to help people with Parkinson's.