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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. -- April is Parkinson's Disease Awareness month and the Parkinson's Foundation Minnesota and Dave Schwartz have come up with a unique way to raise support.

RELATED: Bid on one of Dave's ties

It is estimated that more than 20,000 Minnesotans have Parkinson's disease and countless other family members and caregivers are directly impacted by the disease. There is no cure, but the Parkinson's Foundation Minnesota is working to make sure all people with Parkinson's and their families can live well.

KARE 11's Dave Schwartz and his family have been personally affected by Parkinson's and in honor of his grandmother, Sylvia, Dave will be wearing a new Hammer Made tie during each KARE 11 News Saturday broadcast and every weekend broadcast beginning March 31 through April 22.

Each tie that Dave wears will be auctioned off to raise money to fund education and support activities for the Parkinson's community in Minnesota and surrounding states.

Learn more about how you can place your bid to win a unique tie and support a good cause.

To bid on one of Dave’s Ties click this link: