Team Cathy - Shake, Rattle & Roll!
Dear Friends and Family,
My mother, Cathy Hughes, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease three years ago. It has meant many life changes and challenges for her. Cathy 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 Parkinson’s Disease with humor. My maternal grandfather, John Verga, also suffered from ' Disease for decades.
I am participating in the Moving Day Chicago Walk, benefiting the National Parkinson Foundation on October 19, 2014. Many of you made our fundraising efforts last year very successful and we had many friends and family members walking along my Momma that day. I am excited to continue this tradition in support of my Momma and I hope you will join us and help support this year’s Moving Day Chicago!!
Please consider being a part of my team or sponsoring me through a donation. I encourage you to get your friends, family and coworkers involved. My mission through my volunteering is to further awareness, advocacy, and fundraising focused on beating Parkinson's Disease.
Please forward this email to anyone that may benefit from the amazing resources that NPF provides. This event is only in its third year in Chicago and is amazingly successful. There is a great need for awareness and further resources in the Midwest for Parkinson’s patients and their caregivers. I thank you for helping us reach our fundraising goal to support the vital work of the National Parkinson Foundation!
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 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.