I am participating in the Moving Day Kansas City Walk, benefiting the National Parkinson Foundation Heartland on June 15, 2013.
The event will take place at the Village Shopping Center, Prairie Village 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
In 1986 my grandfather (my mothers father) Myron McCall was diagnosed with Parkinsons disease. In 1995, my father Andrew Fogarty was diagnosed with Parkinsons disease. My grandfather came to live with my parents and I in 1996, when he could no longer care for himself without assistance. In May of 2006, my grandfather passed away from Parkinsons disease. On January 24, 2011, my father passed away from Parkinsons disease. My father once said that Parkinsons disease is not something you handle day by day or minute by minute; it is a disease you deal with second by second. I truly believe this is a great way to live your life, spending every second enjoying the little things including the family and friends in a persons life that make it all worthwhile. I have watched this disease affect the lives of two men I held dearly. I am walking to honor my father and my grandfather, with the hope that a cure will be found in my lifetime. My team is called A&Ms Warriors for Andrew and Myron. I am walking to support all individuals living with Parkinsons disease as well as their friends and family. Please join me in improving the lives of those living with this disease.