Mr. Ronald Charles Berry
I am participating in the Moving Day Atlanta Walk, benefiting the National Parkinson Foundation on November 9th, 2013.
The event will take place at the Georgia Tech 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.
As a Parkinson's person, I never expected or planned on this kind of diagnosis. I was driving home from work one evening back in February 2009 and was listening to an interview on the NPR program "Fresh Air". Dave Iverson, a journalist, was being interviewed about a Front Line documentary called "My Father, My Brother, and Me' that was going to be on TV that evening. Each one of them had Parkinson's. Terry Gross, the interviewer, was asking Dave what his symptoms were as I was pulling into my parking space at home. I was astonished that his symptoms lined up with mine exactly! A visit within the next week to a specialist confirmed my diagnosis. I felt like I was on an emotional roller coaster for the next several weeks, and like many others in the same situation, it is still difficult to grasp the extent or potential of the disease. I am determined to continue living as normal a life as possible and keeping as active as possible for as long as I can! I plan to keep MOVING! So when I had the opportunity to be team captain for my Moving Day Smyrna Support Group team sponsored by PT Solutions, I knew it was the least I could do. Your support either financially or just by being at our Moving Day event on November 9 will mean the world to me and to all my Parkinson's friends. I hope you'll join us!
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.