I am lacing up my shoes for another Moving Day walk, benefiting the National Parkinson Foundation on November 1st, 2014. Last year, my husband Tony & son David joined me for the walk in honor of my father, Don. We were Team Mr. P. They will be joining me again as a new team, Scrambled Legs. My father was diagnosised with Parkinson's several years ago.
Parkinson's Disease is still one of those diseases that many do not know anything about. Parkinson's disease is a disorder of the brain that leads to shaking (tremors) and difficulty with walking, movement, and coordination. It also takes over your fine motor skills. So things like writing, tying shoelaces, buttoning shirts, etc. become almost impossible to do alone. Parkinson's can also slow speech, which makes it seem like a person is mumbling.
Moving Day is a great way to bring awareness to Parkinson's and help raise money for research, to hopefully bring a cure to this debilitating disease.
Please consider being a part of my team or sponsoring me, and I encourage you to get your friends, family and coworkers involved. I would greatly appreciate you helping me reach my fundraising goal! Any dollar amount would be wonderful. Thank you for your support and keep on Moving!
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.