Aloha and Welcome to my fundraising page.
I am participating in Moving Day Hawaii, benefiting the National Parkinson Foundation Hawaii on Saturday, October 25th, 2014. I am proud to be walking with Steph as a member of TEAM SMILING
People have asked me how we picked our team name. Our captain, Stephanie Cook picked it in memory of my her Mom Kathleen Cooper because she always SMILED! She suffered with Parkinsons for 25 years, but never stopped smiling or helping others.
A smile goes a long way, it opens doors, it creates friendships, expresses love, shows caring and compassion, and a smile brings hope. Most of all a smile makes you and others around you feel better. So why not Always smile? For those with Parkinson sometimes their lips have a hard time curling up to create a grin and smile, but that doesn't matter, they can still smile with their eyes, their heart, their attitude. And We can always smile with them!
Last year Steph never thought she would meet here fundraising goal because she decided to join the event at the last moment and yet she it surpassed it. This year It is my hope to help her achieve the same goal or surpass it! But what is most important to Steph is that I ask for your blessings, encouragement, love and prayers.
The event will take place at Honolulu Hale Civic Grounds 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 our 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 $180 million in care, research and support services.
Thank you again for helping Stephanie reach her fundraising goal to support the vital work of the National Parkinson Foundation, but most of all thank you for your love, prayers and support in our efforts to battle this disease.
Thank you all for joining me and for supporting Team Smiling