I am participating in the Moving Day Columbus walk, benefiting the National Parkinson Foundation Central & Southeast Ohio Chapter on September 28th, 2014.
The event will take place at The Columbus Crew Stadium and 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, 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.
Why Get Involved
I recently lost my mother, Juliana, who fought valiant for 15+ years to stay alive but could not do so because she suffered from advanced end-stage Parkinson's disease, Dementia, Pneumonia of the aspiration type, which was brought on by the many neurological conditions, which were attributable to Parkinson's disease; such as disphagia. distonia, contractures, urinary dysfunction, and other ailments.
The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) continues to bring help and hope to the estimated one million people in the United States, four to six million worldwide, who are living with Parkinson’s disease. NPF is the only organization with a singular focus on improving the quality of care in Parkinson’s disease. NPF programs reach more than one million people a year through its network of 39 chapters, 43 Centers of Excellence and 900 support groups. Since 1982, NPF has funded more than $180 million in care, research and support services.
Thank you for helping me reach my fundraising goal to support the vital work of the National Parkinson Foundation.