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.
So many of you know that my mom, Kathy Pressley, has had Parkinson's Disease for over 10 years now and it is an absolutely horrible disease. She has undergone 3 major brain surgeries and countless other procedures, as well as taken numerous different medications, and has been involed in ongoing research studies. It is so hard to watch someone you love fight this horrible disease...my mom, however, does it with nothing but grace, dignity, and determination...she's my hero every single day!! I feel helpless and it breaks my heart to watch this disease progress but I know that raising disease awareness and funds for ongoing research for a cure are things that I CAN do to make a difference so please consider joining us on the walk on November 1st or make a donation on this page to the help us fight together!!!
Parkinson's is NOT just an older person's disease...the age of onset is trending younger and younger and the odds are the it will affect someone you know at some point during your life.
My mom likes the motto "refined not defined by Parkinson's" so any help is greatly appreciated!!!
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.