This year I am participating in the Moving Day Chicago walk, benefiting the National Parkinson Foundation on October 19, 2014.
As most of you know, my dad Chuck has been living with PD for the past 8 years. What most of you may not know, is how difficult (to say the least) this disease is. PD robs an individual of their motor functions, causes behavioral changes, and in most cases causes dementia. PD also affects the whole family, especially the caregiver.
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. Please help us find a cure for this disease and donate.
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.
Thank you for helping me reach my fundraising goal to support the vital work of the National Parkinson Foundation.
Jessica Bartsch team captain of Charlie's Angels