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Ann Hanson won the Silverstein Community Service Award for her dedication and hard work in organizing and maintaining a support group in Alexandria for Parkinson's disease. (Caroline Roers/Echo Press)

Humble housewife honored for helping those with Parkinson's


Ann Hanson never thought she would win an award, she never thought she would be in charge of a support group and she never thought Parkinson's disease would be a prominent aspect of her life.

But as she stood in the front of the room with a meek smile on her face at the Silverstein Community Award Dinner and Benefit in Golden Valley, it all hit her.

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