TO DONATE IS DIVINE.
Okay, people, I know there are only two days left, but LET'S DO THIS THING! LET'S BEAT MY GOAL OF $100 AND RAISE MORE TO HELP SERVE THOSE LIVING WITH PARKISON'S DISEASE!
Why am I walking for Parkinson’s disease (PD) on June 14, 2014? It all started last fall when I wasn’t sure what to get my dear brother-in-law, Chad, as he turned 40. He never asks for anything, doesn’t really need anything (let’s face it, do any of us?), and is such a great person that everything I contemplated just didn’t seem quite special enough. Then I remembered, the year before on his birthday I’d given a donation to the National Parkinson Foundation in his honor as he’d lost his Grandma Sommer to Parkinson’s disease. But I didn’t want to do the same thing twice, so I decided to take it up a notch. I promised him I’d walk in the upcoming Moving Day® walk and raise money to help fight PD! This way, Team Sommertime isn’t just celebrating Chad’s 40th birthday, but we’re also remembering the life of his loving grandmother, Viola, who loved her family dearly, was a marvelous quilter, and will be remembered for so much more than having had Parkinson’s.
This is also a great opportunity to raise awareness about PD within our community, and let people in Kansas and Western Missouri know that there is support for PD patients and their families.
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.
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.