Robin Williams' death and recent Parkinson's diagnosis is bringing more awareness to the Coastal Bend non-profit hosting this year's Paddle for Parkinson's event.

Sarah Acosta was live for 3News First Edition in the water learning how you can sign up for the event this Saturday.

One of the organizers of the event, Crystal Ybanez even took the Pie For Parkinson's challenge in honor of her father who was diagnosed with the disease eight years ago.

Paddle for Parkinson's:
Saturday 9 a.m.
Billish Park boat ramp on Padre Island, 15601 Gypsy St.
Registration starts $40