Last year I started a job with the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) coordinating Chicago's first annual Moving Day® Chicago Walk. The event raised over $230,000 to support local services for people living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and research leading to better care.
With my involvement in the Parkinson’s community I have met so many amazing people and learned a great deal about how Parkinson's disease affects those afflicted as well as their loved ones.
I wanted to share with you that I hope to one day be unemployed. This may sound strange because I truly do like my job. There is only one reason for my hope of unemployment and that is that a cure has been found for Parkinson’s, making my services no longer needed.
When the day comes that a cure is found for this debilitating disease, with your support we will know we played a small part. In the mean time when we learn about new advancements in the quality of care for people with PD we will know we helped.
While I do think there will be a cure for PD one day, until that day comes I will continue in the fight to do “Whatever it Takes to Beat Parkinson’s”. That being said I truly believe in what the foundation supports and have decided to bring back "Team O'Hare" to help the foundation to strive forward with its mission and support the many amazing families I have met in my tenure at NPF.
I would like to invite you to - join my team, register as an individual or make a donation on my team's behalf.
Thank you so much for all of your support, and I look forward to seeing you at Moving Day Chicago, on Oct. 20, 2013.
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.