Burt & Cathy Hughes
John & Cindi Hughes
Roy & Donna Fenske
Bev & Cletus Leonhard
Shake Rattle & Roll! aka Team Cathy!!
Dear Friends and Family,
I am participating in the Moving Day Chicago Walk, benefiting the National Parkinson Foundation on October 20, 2013. I am also a member of the Moving Day Chicago Planning Committee for this event and I am very excited to have my mother and many family members walking together on Moving Day!!
My mother, Cathy Hughes, was diagnosed with Parkinsons Disease two years ago. It has brought many changes for her and she is an inspiration to myself and anyone who has met her, seen her smile, and heard her positive and charmingly funny views on life. She coined the motto "Shake, Rattle & Roll" as a way to handle her most difficult moments of living with Parksinsons Disesae with humor.
My maternal grandfather, John Verga, also suffered from Parkinsons Disease for decades. I walk in honor of my courageous and wonderful mother and in memory of a loving and kind grandfather. My mission through my volunteering and committee participation is to further awareness, advocacy, and fundraising focused on beating Parkinson's Disease.
Please consider being a part of my team or sponsoring me, and I encourage you to get your friends, family and coworkers involved.
The event will take place at the Grove 2 at Lincoln Park 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.
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 Parkinsons disease. NPF is the only organization with a singular focus on improving the quality of care in Parkinsons 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!