Maria is one of those relatives I was never sure how I was related to exactly, but it didn’t matter because I love her. As a young girl, I remember attending her 40th birthday because they played the Brooks & Dunn song “My Maria” – I had no idea such a nice song had been written just for her! Now that I’m older (and the “My Maria” bubble has been popped), I have gotten to know Maria better than just that relative that smiles all the time. She is also kind, compassionate, and generous to boot. Need a Christmas elf to deliver toys? She shows up with rosy cheeks and bells on. New shoes and clothes show up out of nowhere for your daughter? It was Maria, she was thinking about you. Someone has a debilitating condition and tries to fight it alone? That’s Maria; taking on Parkinson ’s disease. I’m so thankful she’s decided to open up about it and let us in.
Now, Maria has started a team – Seeds of Hope – and we are walking together in the National Parkinson Foundation’s Moving Day walk in Nashville, TN. Will you consider donating to our team and helping as we try to learn, to heal, and to hopefully eradicate this wretched disease?
Thank you for reading, and if nothing else please pray for Maria and all those who face Parkinson’s daily.
Here's the official info:
I am participating in Moving Day® Nashville , benefiting the National Parkinson Foundation, on Sunday, June 3, 2017, at Edwin Warner Park.
The event 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 my team or sponsoring me, and I encourage you to get your friends, family and coworkers involved.
Thank you for helping me reach my fundraising goal to support the vital work of the National Parkinson Foundation.
Why Move for Moving Day?
Did you know that someone is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease every 9 minutes in the United States? No one should have to face Parkinson’s alone. That is why the National Parkinson Foundation provides a community of support to give people the resources and help they need to live well with Parkinson’s.
Support our mission to help every person diagnosed with Parkinson's live their best possible life now. Your gift will help us fund better research, better treatment and better lives.