I'm walking in this year's Moving Day Walk for Parkinson’s, and I would like to tell you a little about my connection to Parkinson’s Disease.
About 10 years ago, my mom was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. At this time it was in a very early stage, as she was diagnosed pretty young for Parkinson’s. A year later she had a stroke, and her Parkinson’s was advanced to a stage where she is only able to walk well with the help of medication.
The Parkinson’s foundation has been very helpful to her, in the transition to learning to live, and to live well, with Parkinson’s. Besides medical advancement and advice, the community of people in the organization has provided her with the support that she needs while living with the struggles that Parkinson’s brings.
“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.”
The event will take place at the Centennial Olympic Park (Downtown Atlanta) 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.
Thank you for helping me reach my fundraising goal to support the vital work of the National Parkinson Foundation.