I am extremely proud to say, that for the 2nd year in a row, I am THE CHAIR of Moving Day NC Triangle, a funds- and awareness-raising walk for Parkinson's.
I have been working as the Clinicial Social Worker and Center Coordinator of the UNC Movement Disorders Center, a National Parkinson Foundatino Center of Excellence, for almost two years now, and I have loved every second of it. The neurologists and I work with, the workshops and presentations I do, the support group I facilitate, and most of all, my patients and their carepartners, have taugh me so much about movement disorders like Parkinson's. I've come to learn that Parkinson's is way more of a complex disease than the general public knows and more importantly, you really can live well with this diagnosis. The advocacy, attitude, drive and resiliency of my patients never cease to inspire me. This is why I decided to bring Moving Day to our state.
Moving Day NC Triangle will take place at Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary on November 1st. With the help of my Planning Committee, I have planned it to be a fun-filled, family-friendly, and moving event for all ages and abilities. We will be able to enjoy food, chair massages, kids' activities, dog games, a resource pavilion, a variety of movement activities like yoga, dance, and Tai Chi, and a walk around a gorgeous lake, all to celebrate the importance of movement in our lives.
Please support my efforts to continue to increase PD awareness & support and to enhance programming for the PD population in NC by joining me at the event - to volunteer or just hang out. It would mean so much to me, really. If you cannot make it, it would be wonderful if you can please donate anything you can to my team.
Thank you so very much : )