The Ware Family
The Green Family
Alan and Nancy Stephens
Catherine Jane Harvey
Erin Joy Sapp & Nate Svitko
Cyndi and Richard Boese
Lynda and Roger Hammel
Mr. Damian Mancuso
Mary and Chris Bolen
Mike Hildebrand - CCG
Robert P Horwat
William P. Sapp
My Dad was diagnosed with Parkinson's just a few years ago. His disease has progressed rapidly and he is currently being cared for in an assisted living home. Parkinson's has changed my Dad in so many ways; he is no longer and will never again be the Dad that I knew growing up. He will most likely never get to enjoy the things he once loved doing, such as water-skiing, building things (he worked for construction company for 18 years), and boating; although he can still go fishing on a good day. It breaks my heart that my Dad is spending his retirement NOT enjoying the things that he should be enjoying. He loved being outside, being out on the water, and spending time with his family and friends.
Since I live far away from my Dad, there is only so much I can do for him. Taking part in this walk is going to be a great way to get involved and show him how much I care. I hope to get other people who have been part of my Dad's life involved too. His disease has not only affected me, but it has had an impact on my brother and sister too, as well as our extended family, and my Dad's friends and former co-workers. I hope to reach my fundraising goal in honor of my Dad.
I am participating in the Moving Day Miami Walk, benefiting the National Parkinson Foundation on October 6th, 2013.
The event will take place at Bayfront 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.
Please consider being a part of my team or sponsoring me, and 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 me reach my fundraising goal to support the vital work of the National Parkinson Foundation.