Yes, the recumbent tricycle and I will be back for our third Moving Day® San Francisco, benefiting the National Parkinson Foundation, on Sunday, May 7th, 2017.
LATE-BREAKING NEWS: A bit too literally. I 've broken a toe, but will be there anyway. Thank the powers for the tricycle -- I couldn't walk this route, but if I pedal with a different part of my foot it should be okay. I'll spare you a photograph of the toe but think 'small Japanese eggplant,. fully ripe.'
This year the V.A. support group team, "Shake It Up Baby," will be walking in honor of two members of the support group we've lost, Erica Anderson and Lawrence Wong.
THe walk starts at Justin Herman Plaza, as usual, and as usual will be a fun-filled, family-friendly event for all ages and abilities. We will be able to enjoy a variety of movement activities yoga, dance, Pilates, Tai Chi, boxing, stretching and much more and celebrate the importance of movement in our lives. Please consider being a part of our team or sponsoring us, and I encourage you to get your friends, family and coworkers involved as well.
Thank you for helping reach our fundraising goal, particularly at a time when health care for so many is endangered --and especially for seniors. By their 80s, most people have some degree of Parkinsonism and will continue to get worse -- though it's possible to hold it back with exercise, diet, good drugs and a stroing positive attitude. Even the politicians currently trying to roll back the Affordable Care Act, Social Security, and the rest of the safety net WILL be feeling the efffects -- but their job-linked health care is far better thant that of the average citizen, and they won't feel the constant worry and near-despair, just the medical symptoms. Please: don't just contribute to Moving Day (though that's hugely important) -- help fight for comprehensive health care for all, that is NOT linked to employment and slanted toward rewarding the medical industry. We deserve the standard of care of any other developed nation. I did't vote to become a third-world country, and I doubt that you did. See you at the walk!
Why Move for Moving Day?
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