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Many of you have joined us the last couple of years for our walk, Pounding the Pavement for Parkinson's, in honor of my husband, Paul Kelly Jr. We would love for you to be a part of our team this year as we participate in the 2nd Annual Boca Raton Moving Day walk at the new FAU Stadium, benefiting the National Parkinson Foundation South Palm Beach County Chapter! The walk will be held on Sunday, November 10, 2013.
Paul was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in his 40's. He retired in 2011 after 34 years of dedicated service as a Fire Fighter/ Paramedic.
Parkinson's is caused by an inadequate supply of dopamine, a chemical in the brain that is necessary for movement. The disease robs you of the ability to control your own body.
Paul faces his daily challenges with courage, determination, and a great sense of humor. We are blessed that he is doing well although he struggles daily with the tasks we sometimes take for granted. Ed, Jodi, and all our friends at Avenue Therapy & Wellness/ Giger MD Therapy have been instrumental in Paul's amazing progress! Stop by and see them at the Walk's Movement Pavilion!
The event will take place at FAU Stadium 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 our team or sponsoring us, 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 $172 million in care, research and support services.
Thank you for helping us reach our fundraising goal to support the vital work of the National Parkinson Foundation!
Paul & Annie Kelly