I am helping to raise money for Moving Day Twin Cities, a walk for Parkinson's, on May 3, 2014, benefiting the National Parkinson Foundation Minnesota. I have participated in this walk for the past 4 years! Last year I was able to raise $1000.00! I hope to match that this year and I hope that you can help! Even a small donation would be greatly appreciated! Every small step moves us forward!
The event will take place at Hilde Performance Center and Park 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. Last year was incredibly cold but I finished the walk!
Because of many people working together there are currently 37 NEW medications going thru clinical trials to help fight this terrible disease! If you have donated before - you helped make this happen!
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.
My Personal Web Log
When you look at all of the efforts for fund raising, it is not always so easy to see a positive outcome. But every day new technology and break throughs are made! I am lucky enough to have benefited from a technology not available 10 years ago - DBS Surgery! This is where a stimulator is placed in your chest and connected to your brain. It sends signals promoting the production of dopamaine which is the chemical that a person with Parkinson's disease doesn't make. This technology only works for one side of your body and you need a second one to help the opposite side. I am currently being evaluated to see if I should have the second side done. Through this process I had to retake some cognitive testing which was compared to the testing done over 2 years ago. The great news is that I did not show ANY deteriotation in my thinking /or cognitive ability! Since Parkinson's usually attacks this ability and isn't affecting me at the moment is awesome!
I can not begin to say how much this means to me. All of you who have donated to finding a cure have helped make this possible! YOU are helping to find a cure!
by Theresa Snoeyenbos on Sun, Apr 20, 2014 @ 4:24 AM
Training vs the weather
Guess who is winning - yep - the weather! But only keeping me inside on my stationary bike! I haven't quit! I went to my Young Onset Parkinson's support group on Saturday and I am more determined than ever to do whatever it takes! I wish you could hear the daily struggles and challenges but at the same time - the determination, friendship and spirit they all have! I am so lucky to be part of such a group! So thank you for helping all of us!
More determined that ever! Terry
by Theresa Snoeyenbos on Mon, Apr 14, 2014 @ 1:39 AM
Training in progress!
Well - May 3rd is coming up fast! Now that the weather is cooperating I got out there and walked 1.5 miles today BEFORE going to the YMCA to do my yoga and water aerobics! When you have Parkinson's you just can't move too much! Payoff = less medication! Who can argue with that???
by Theresa Snoeyenbos on Wed, Apr 09, 2014 @ 3:29 PM
The picture that I posted was from Moving Day 2013! It shows me on the walk with one of the volunteers. We had our choice of 3 different lengths of walks depending on our ability! It may seem that 2.5 miles isn't far but it took everything I had to finish. I was so proud to finish!
I just want to say that I wouldn't have made it this far without all of you! Through my DBS surgery, daily ups and downs, you all have helped me and I want you to know how grateful I am!
This disease is unforgiving and never lets up! But there is such hope on the horizon! Currently there are 37 NEW medications in clinical trials - the most ever! This disease will be cured - I know it! But it takes time and money. So Thank you for helping to fight and be part of the cure!
by Theresa Snoeyenbos on Thu, Mar 27, 2014 @ 11:48 AM
Last Year - 2013
I forgot to mention that Brian was at my side the whole time and was the official photographer for the day! Thank you Brian! I don't know what I would do without you!
by Theresa Snoeyenbos on Thu, Mar 27, 2014 @ 11:47 AM