Welcome to the Smith-quicks Moving Day® Team Page!
This is the second year that we are 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!!!
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.