Mrs. Celeste Ward
Mr. Abram Richman
Abram and Valerie Richman
Mrs. Tina Henderson
Unfortunately I am having to update my page because as many of you know my dad lost his 12 year long battle against Parkinson's in June. So although we lost dad we will continue to fight this horrific disease by walking in his memory. I will be walking with my sisters, my daughter and her husband and my grandkids. Please help us to honor a great man by either joining our team or sponsoring myself or one of my team members in our walk to find a cure for Parkinson's. Thank you for helping in any way you can!
Where and When
Moving Day Rome, GA Walk, benefiting the National Parkinson Foundation Georgia Chapter on October 26th, 2013.
The event will take place at State Mutual Stadium, Home of the Rome Braves, 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.
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
Parkinson's disease is a chronic, degenerative neurological disorder that affects one in 100 people over age 60. While the average age at onset is 60, people have been diagnosed as young as 18. The exact cause of Parkinson's disease is unknown, although research points to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson's disease each year. As many as one million Americans live with Parkinson's disease, which is more than the combined number of people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy and Lou Gehrig's disease. The Center for Disease control rated complications from Parkinson’s disease as the 14th leading cause of death in the United States.
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.