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Bulger's Beat: Scouts help Brent Peterson's fight against Parkinson's

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MT. JULIET, TN (WSMV) -

A group of Cub Scouts in Mt. Juliet is helping raise awareness in the fight to cure Parkinson's disease.

Service projects are what the Cub Scouts are all about. So when Pack 153 heard about former Nashville Predators assistant coach Brent Peterson's work to find a cure, they pitched in to help, one bracelet at a time.

"I'm exceptionally proud of my pack," said Scout Leader Dan Phibbs.

His scouts, ages 6 to 10, heard about Peterson's foundation and started to work on bracelets they could donate as a fundraiser.

"We are hoping to help the Peterson Foundation to raise over $10,000, and even a 6-year-old boy can understand that's a big impact for what really is a small amount of work to help a lot of people," Phibbs said.

The disease forced Peterson to leave hockey coaching three years ago. Now, his foundation finds ways to raise money any way it can.

"Try to find a cure for this nasty disease that just tears away your heart and tears away your soul," Peterson said. "I'm thankful for everyone who could come and help."

For more information on the Peterson Foundation for Parkinson's, visit: http://www.petersonforparkinsons.org.

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