I am participating in Moving Day® Nashville , benefiting the National Parkinson Foundation, on Sunday, June 3, 2017, at Edwin Warner Park. My team name is Brittany's Brainiacs- Low on Dopamine, High on Hope!
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.
I have been in the fight against Parkinson's Disease since I was 14 years old. I was 21 when I was finally diagnosed with genetic, Juvenile Onset Parkinson's Disease. Before discovering the dopamine replacement medication my body needs, I was almost completely immobile. I got by with the use of a walker for over a year, and then the disease progressed to the point I had to use a wheel chair. I would particularly like to raise awareness that this is not just an "old person's disease". I am a former employee of Right At Home, up until I became a stay-at-home mom. The drugs that have been discovered through Parkinson's research allow me to walk, reduce my pain levels, make me not shake, help me to not randomly freeze and get stuck while moving, get up from a seated position, increase my quality of life immensely, and gave me my life back. By supporting my team, you help raise money for a foundation which strives to help improve the lives of my fellow fighters.
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. There is always Hope For The Cure!
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.