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I am participating in the Moving Day Kansas City walk, benefiting the National Parkinson Foundation Heartland, on June 14, 2014.
The event will take place at the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial and will be a fun-filled, family-friendly event for all ages and abilities. A short walk route is available for all fitness levels (and is stroller- & wheelchair-friendly). We will be able to enjoy a variety of movement activities such as seated exercise, dance, the Parkinson's Experience and much more as well as celebrate the importance of movement in our lives.
Why am I supporting this cause? It needs awareness and it needs your help. Many know it by the visual indicators - the shaking (tremors) and staring (freezing). Unless you or one you care for lives with it, you might not realize how it takes away the ability to care for yourself and the feeling of isolation it leaves with you. Without awareness, we'll never see the funding necessary to find a cure. My mom is the reason I'm so passionate for this walk. While this disease has stripped so much from her, it hasn't taken away the strength of her character. Help me fight with her.
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 Heartland.
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