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Bill & Shelley Sedlacek
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Ms. Joni Plante
I am participating in the Moving Day Boca Raton Walk, benefiting the National Parkinson Foundation South Palm Beach County Chapter on November 10th, 2013.
My inspiration is my sister Jody. She was diagnosed in March with Early Onset Parkinson's disease. Watching my sister come to terms with this diagnosis with such grace and optimism has inspired me more than I can describe. Most of us live life taking for granted the ability to move our bodies as we please. Jody has taught me never to allow myself to take the miracle of movement for granted. Educating friends and family regarding this disease has also inspired my participation. When we take the time to learn and understand what our loved ones are experiencing it is an act of solidarity that I believe is encouraging to them.
The event will take place on the FAU Campus 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
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.
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Spectator or Participant
Isn't it strange to think that we literally all have the choice every day to be a spectator in life or to be a participant? Hearing the news that my sister Jody was diagnosed with Parkinson's was like being hit over the head with this reality. I had a choice to make, was I going to be a spectator or a participant?
There are so many ways we can support and encourage those that have Parkinson's. Empower yourself to understand what it is. I found that I was very ignorant when it came to really understanding the disease. Offer to join or encourage them in their exercise routine. Get involved in your local chapter. Don't be afraid to ask them how they are doing not only physically but emotionally? Most importantly, let them know they aren't in this alone.
The National Parkinson's Foundation offers webinars, articles and the latest news regarding what is happening in terms of research. It is a valuable tool for those directly affected, their family and friends.
Decide today to show your support by participating in "Moving Day".