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.
Please consider being a part of my team or sponsoring me, and I encourage you to get your friends, family and coworkers involved.
The reason I am participating is because last year I found out my father has a form of Parkinsons. We are still in the process of learning all the information associated with Parkinsons and hope to do all we can to keep the hardships at bay. Although he will never admit to it I know my father is scared and hates the fact that his mobility is decreasing and his tremors get worse by the day. He has already had to cut back on his pastime of driving around as he pleased and has a hard time admitting he needs help. I love my dad and want him to know that I am here to support him and will be strong for him no matter what!
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 Heartland.