Welcome to Team Sommertime's Page!
Why are we walking for Parkinson’s disease (PD)? 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.
In the United States, 50,000-60,000 new cases of Parkinson's disease (PD) are diagnosed each year, adding to the one million people who currently have PD.
Join our team for the local National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) Moving Day® walk, the first nationwide grassroots campaign that spotlights the disease on a national level and gives the chance to raise awareness and funds in our own community. Your support will help NPF continue improving the quality of care for those living with Parkinson's disease.
- To become a member of our team please select the 'Join Team' link.
- To donate or visit a team members personal page please click on their name under the Team Roster.
Thank you for supporting us and the vital work of the National Parkinson Foundation.