Michael & Catherine O'Hare
Last year I started working with the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF), coordinating the organization's first annual Moving Day® Chicago Walk. The event raised over $230,000 for continued Parkinson's research, care and support services.
Through my involvement with NPF, I have met many amazing people and learned a great deal about the effects of Parkinson's on those afflicted, and the ones who love them.
As odd as this may sound, my goal in my current position at NPF is to work my way out of a job. I hope to create the awareness, and raise the funds necessary to find a cure for Parkinson's disease.
When the day comes that a cure is found for this debilitating disease, with your support, we will know we played a part in this amazing discovery. In the mean time, every time we learn about new advancements, 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 to do “Whatever it Takes to Beat Parkinson’s”. That being said, I truly believe in NPF's mission and have decided to bring back my Moving Day Chicago Team, "Team O'Hare" to help the foundation 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.