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I would like to invite you to participate directly in the battle to reduce (perhaps someday eliminate) the bad effects of Parkinson's Disease (PD). Since being diagnosed with PD in 2006, I have become increasingly aware of the importance of that battle. A major thrust has been the development of new and more effective drugs to control the symptoms of PD. Without the control of symptoms life would be much harder for those of us with PD, as well as for our families and friends. Yet it was not that many years ago that the arsenal of anti-PD drugs was considerably smaller. Life with PD was much more difficult. And so I am very thankful for the drugs we now have. I am also thankful to those who are continuing today to develop better drugs to make PD even less of a burden in the future.
I began the previous paragraph with an invitation to participate in the battle against PD. You can do that this week in two ways. One is to participate in Moving Day here in the Triangle ("Moving Day" because PD is a movement disorder). The other is with financial contributions to the National Parkinson Foundation, which will utilize the funds in the battle against PD.
I am participating in the Moving Day NC Triangle Walk, benefiting the National Parkinson Foundation on November 2nd, 2013.
The event will take place at Koka Booth Amphitheatre (Cary, NC) 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.