I am participating in the Moving Day Rochester, NY walk, benefiting the National Parkinson Foundation Greater Rochester Chapter on September 14th, 2014.
The event will take place at Monroe Community College Brighton Campus 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.
This is the second year that I am participating in the Rochester NPF Moving Day to support research to better the lives of people diagnosed with PD.
I started this team in honor of my Grandpa Smith, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's relatively early in his life. He was always the most fun and active personality in his and my Grandma Smith's group of friends. They loved dancing and taking cruises and he continued to lead a very active and interactive life long after he was told he would be living with PD. My Grandfather believed in Movement and excercise and I watched as he was able to better live with his Parkinson's than others. He swam and we would take walks together, daily. He religiously did stretches recommended to him by his doctor. Movement was how my Grandfather personally defeated PD.
It is because of HIS spirit and vigor that I feel so strongly about the benefit of moving to people with PD and why I am so passionate about supporting and being a part of my local Moving Day! Please take just a moment and donate whatever you feel comfortable giving to this great cause. 100% of all profits collected go directly toward PD research and to assissting people with PD with aide and educational materials to make their transition to living with PD a little more bearable.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read my story and visit our team page!
People who move change the World!!!
Why Get Involved?
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.