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SANDHILLS MOVERS AND SHAKERS!!
Our team, the Sandhills Movers and Shakers, supports the National Parkinson's Foundation and especially all those in the Sandhills with Parkinson's Disease, their caregivers, and their families. Please consider walking, donating, and passing on information about Moving Day to everyone you know. I am especially motivated to participate because my wife Eleanor has had Parkinson's disease for 8 years, with successful Deep Brain Stimulation surgery this year with Dr. Holloway at Virginia Commonwealth University. That surgery stopped her dyskinesia and likely saved Eleanor's life, as her dyskinesia had progressed rapidly to the point where she could not stop constant movement. However, she still has many other symptoms of Parkinson's, and is still very much at risk for falls. Also a 30 year breast cancer survivor, Eleanor has been through back, arm, foot, and complete knee replacement surgery, and is the ultimate poster woman example of a SURVIVOR. She is walking as far as she is able and participating with me in this event to help raise awareness of the disease and to raise funds for Parkinson's research.
We solicit your help in whatever way you can. Please pray, donate any amount you feel led to contribute, walk on November 2 at Cary, or just shoot Eleanor an email of support at email@example.com. We have supported Susan Komen foundation many times in similar efforts because of Eleanor's history with breast cancer, and hope you will consider joining us in a similar vein for the first ever North Carolina event.
As a massage therapist, I learned how Parkinson's patients can benefit in many ways from therapeutic massage. As a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), we were able to coordinate the outstanding North Carolina AMTA SWAT team to help with chair massage on MOVE Day. We hope many of you (especially caregivers) will join us November 2 to sample the help that can be provided through therapeutic massage, as well as to enjoy a bit of relaxation yourselves.
The Moving Day NC Triangle Walk, benefiting the National Parkinson Foundation is from 9-12 on November 2nd, 2013. The event is at the beautiful Koka Booth Amphitheatre (Cary, NC) and will be a fun-filled, family-friendly event for all ages and abilities, beside a gorgeous lake and walking trail. 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.
If you would like to join our team or sponsor us, please go the Sandhills Movers and Shakers or contact Eleanor or me at either firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or our home at 910 420 2127. Please consider being a part of our team or sponsoring either of us. I encourage you to get your friends, family and coworkers involved.
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 the Sandhills Movers and Shakers reach our fundraising goal to support the vital work of the National Parkinson Foundation.