I am participating in the Moving Day NC Triangle walk, benefiting the National Parkinson Foundation on November 1st, 2014.
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 $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.
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Living with PD
I have been living with PD for seven years. Although I have had to make a few adjustments in my life the drug protocol I am currently on is working well in helping me to maintain a good walking gait, control the tremor and keep my balance. I am so grateful to those working every day for even better drug therapies and hopefully a cure.
The gold standard Parkinson drug is Sinemet (Carbidopa/Levodopa). This drug works great for about 5 years or so, but then it begins to cause too much movement, a condition called dyskinesia. Researchers are working hard at finding a way to counteract this. My time for this dyskinesia to appear is growing closer, and that is why I have chosen to get involved in the Moving Day program. I want to do what I can to help myself and others like me who live with PD every day. Research takes a lot of time and money and we hope to raise funds from personal donations and donations from people you know who can sponsor you, Every little bit helps- us to keep moving forward. Thanks for caring and sharing!
by Patricia Coyle on Thu, Aug 21, 2014 @ 11:04 AM