The Nick Dimmitt Family
Nancy Jean Dimmitt
Richard and Judi Snyder
Mr. Patrick Kilbane
I am participating in the Moving Day Chicago Walk, benefiting the National Parkinson Foundation on October 20, 2013.
I started my team in honor of my father, Marty, who was recently diagonsed with Parkinson's after a struggle with physical symptoms over the last decade as well as in memory of my great uncle Ray who passed away from complications due to this disease.
It is my goal that the funds that I help raise go towards the cure for Parkinson's disease, but also towards better medical screening and diagnosing of this disease as my father's journey has been that of countless doctors visits and tests with no clear answer, until I myself looked into the disease. It was after this review that my family urged my father's primary physician to review him for Parkinson's and refer him to a specialist, where he was finally able to put a "name" to his health related issues. After a decade of trying to find answers, we have the response and now it is my goal to do what I can to provide support to give him many years of healthy living for him, but also so that his first grandchild, my son, Henry, can have many years of Grumpy time! :)
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.
Please consider being a part of my team or sponsoring me, and I encourage you to get your friends, family and coworkers involved as someone closer than you may think is currently dealing with the physical and mental struggles that are associated with this disease. With your support, we can help find a cure for this and bring quality to life to all those who have had to face it!
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.