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Peterson for Parkinson's Foundation continues support, outreach for Tennesseans

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Brent Peterson-WUXP

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Former Nashville Predators coach Brent Peterson continues to grow the Peterson for Parkinson's Foundation to combat the disease.

Scott Torrence says the foundation hopes to help others with Parkinson's, providing outreach and support. The non-profit's mission isn't just about raising awareness, it raises funds to benefit Parkinson's related research, education, and support groups both in Middle Tennessee and nationally.

Peterson was an NHL player for 11 years and then served another 11 years as an assistant coach with the Nashville Predators. Following the 2010-2011 season, Peterson was forced to step away from coaching due to his Parkinson's diagnosis.