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I am participating in the Moving Day NC Triangle Walk, benefiting the National Parkinson Foundation on November 2nd, 2013 to support my mother, Crys Falk, who has been diagnosed with Parkinson's for several years now.
The event will take place at Koka Booth Amphitheatre (Cary, NC) 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?
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 $172 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.
My Sweet Mother
So, depending on who you are and how well you know my mother and/or myself may determine how much you know about our story together. Regardless of your previous knowledge, I will give you some background on what an amazingly strong fighter my mother is.
The only thing my mom truly wanted to do in life was to be a mother, and almost 24 years ago her dream was brought to life. Unfortunately, life happened and (as usual) didn't turn out as planned. She was a single parent for 8 years, worked 2+ jobs at a time to support us and I never went without things that I needed. Luckily for us both, her parents were extremely helpful when it came to providing for the two of us and taking care of me. Even though I made her life more difficult at times as the stubborn child I was (and still am), she never showed defeat and was the best mother she could possibly be!
She later got remarried and was in a difficult situation for many years, but was still always full of hope, love, and was grateful for everything she had. When I was a sophomore in college, Mom was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. We were all scared, nervous, and sad for the first year or so of her illness until we realized that WE CAN'T CHANGE IT! Parkinson's does not define her as a person-she's still the same amazing, loving, courageous woman she always has been, she just sleeps less and moves a little slower now.
The moral of the story here is that Crys Falk is one of the most amazing women I've ever had the honor of knowing. She's a fighter. She's a loving, caring, passionate mother. She's a godly rolemodel to myself and many of her friends. She's put up with a lot of bad situations in life, many much worse than Parkinson's, and I know she will continue to push through and do her best every day until we hopefully find a cure! Please feel free to join our team and walk with us to support Parkinson's research, or support financially if you're able. If nothing else, please keep my sweet mother in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you!
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