Ms. Melissa Falk
Dave & Kathy Curtin
Mr. Michael J Falk
Amy & Eran Zacks
Mr. Ralph Koransky
Mary and Norbert Ciolek
I am returning to participate in the 2nd annual "Moving Day” Chicago 5K Walk benefiting the National Parkinson Foundation on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013.
I am walking and volunteering as a committee member (Family & Friend/Corporate Teams Chair) for this critical event, in memory of my mother, Gladys Falk, who passed away in 2010 from complications related to Parkinson's disease (PD), as well as for those people in the Chicago-area who have been touched by PD.
The "Moving Day” Chicago event will take place again in Lincoln Park. It will be another fun-filled, family-friendly event for all ages and abilities which will celebrate the importance of movement in all of our lives. Most importantly, it will raise awareness of this devastating disease which continues to affect approximately 50,000-60,000 new people and their families each year in the U.S. alone!
The signature feature of the MOVING DAY Chicago event will be the MOVEMENT PAVILION where demonstrations of yoga, dance, Pilates, Tai Chi, stretching and other activities will be offered, all of which have been proven to lessen the symptoms of PD.
**A portion of the total funds raised will go toward creating a local Chicago Chapter of the National Parkinson Foundation which is greatly needed here in this city.
Please consider joining Team Falk, donating money to my team, creating a Family & Friends Team of your own or simply being a volunteer on Sunday, October 20, 2013, for MOVING DAY in Chicago. Visit www.movingdaychicago.org.
I am proud to share that last year, Team Falk raised over $2,500 in donations. The entire MOVING DAY Chicago inaugural event raised over $236,000, there were 120 teams and 1,200 people attended the event. This year MOVING DAY Chicago hopes to raise over $250,000 and with your help, we can do it!!
*****As of October 15, 2013, Team FALK has already raised $1,865 with 5 days left until the MOVING DAY CHICAGO Walk on Oct. 20th. Please help us break last year's success.
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 $172 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.