National Parkinson Foundation: Keep on Moving!
Moving Day® Twin Cities

Parkinson Beaters Movement Believers

Welcome to our Parkinson Beaters Movement Believers Team 2017 Page!

Every year this note to the team gets harder to write. Not because of any progression of the disease, no, the problem is my inability to find a suitable theme. Every year I want to welcome and thank everyone who participates. But, I don’t want to be repetitive. It should be at least mildly interesting. Last year, our fifth anniversary, I provided a brief history. (It is again attached for any new folks.) …2017…2017…2017… What can I say that I haven’t already?

This past year will be forever etched in my mind as the year Susy and I lost our Moms. Although different in some ways, they had several striking similarities as well. Hard working, deeply devoted to large families, great cooks, … Their contribution to the world wasn’t loud and flashy. They did not seek a larger stage. They understood consistently persistently doing well the work put before them, over the course of a lifetime, produces a web of influence that improves the world.

Some of the work before me is dealing with Parkinson’s. That is not always fun and it is not always easy. Accepting that I need help and will in fact need more… Let’s just say that doesn’t come naturally.

On the other hand, it has been very moving and humbling to receive the support of dozens of friends and family. Moving Day is a celebration of that support. Moving Day is always easy and fun. Moving Day is the culmination of a year of activities used to raise money to fight Parkinson’s. Hopefully, consistent persistent effort will result in the defeat of Parkinson’s.

So, Welcome to old and new members of the PB-MB team. Thank you for all your support. Thank you for doing the work well.

In the United States, 50,000-60,000 new cases of Parkinson's disease (PD) are diagnosed each year, adding to the one million people who currently have PD.

Join our team for the local National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) Moving Day® walk, the first nationwide grassroots campaign that spotlights the disease on a national level and gives the chance to raise awareness and funds in our own community. Your support will help NPF continue improving the quality of care for those living with Parkinson's disease.


- To become a member of our team please select the 'Join Team' link.

- To donate or visit a team members personal page please click on their name under the Team Roster.


Thank you for supporting us and the vital work of the National Parkinson Foundation.

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