Moving Day (R) Atlanta
Jon Runaldue (far left) with his dad, Lewis Riddick Runaldue, and Jon's mother and brother in 1955
Jon Runaldue (far left) with his dad, Lewis Riddick Runaldue, and Jon's mother and brother in 1955

Team Runaldue

 

Welcome to our Moving Day® Team Runaldue Page!

 

My dad, Jon Runaldue, was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease 12 years ago at age 52.  The diagnosis brought back memories of his own father, who passed away in 1957 at age 50 while undergoing experimental brain surgery to treat Parkinson's.  Back then, the drug levodopa had yet to be discovered and treatment options were few.  Last year, we discovered that my dad and I carry a rare genetic mutation called LRRK2 G2019s that predisposes individuals to PD.  Seeing firsthand how Parkinson's Disease impacts the entire family, we are committed to doing our best to spread awareness, participate in clinical research, and support foundations that improve the quality of life for PD patients.

 

In the United States, 50,000-60,000 new cases of Parkinson's disease (PD) are diagnosed each year, adding to the one million people who currently have PD.

 

Join our team for the local National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) Moving Day® walk, the first nationwide grassroots campaign that spotlights the disease on a national level and gives the chance to raise awareness and funds in our own community. Your support will help NPF continue improving the quality of care for those living with Parkinson's disease.

 

- To become a member of our team please select the 'Join Team' link.

- To donate or visit a team members personal page please click on their name under the Team Roster.

 

Thank you for supporting us and the vital work of the National Parkinson Foundation.

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