To my family, friends, co-workers and angels,
First, I want to thank all of you for the love and support that you have shown me through out the years. It has meant alot to me to have had such wonderful people cross my path. Life is a journey with good times and bad. Sometimes everyones road gets alittle bumpy but we manage to get down it with the help of our family and friends. My road had taken a sharp turn about 4 years ago. I was diagnosed with early stages of Parkinson's Disease. At first I was devasted, then angry. But now I am on the path to a stronger and better me. I am very proactive and read much research about the progress of treatments that are soo close to slowing down or curing PD. I believe it will happen soon...
So... I am participating in a walk to raise money for the research of Parkinson's. The key to PD patients health is to keep your body and mind stimulated and moving. Every year, around the country, are walk-a-thons in different cities called "Moving Day". I picked the Boca Raton location benefiting the National Parkinson Foundation South Palm Beach County Chapter on November 16th, 2014.
The event will take place on the FAU Campus and will be a fun-filled, family/pet friendly event for all ages and abilities. The walk is our personal best around the outside of the FAU Stadium in Boca Raton. Refreshments and lavatory facilities are available. Registration begins at 8AM-9:30. Under the tents you will be able to enjoy a variety of movement activities like Yoga, Dance, Pilates, Tai Chi, stretching and much more. We need to celebrate the importance of movement in our lives. Or just bring your lounge chair and hang out, but please support my Team... appropriately named... Dawne's Dream Team
I am hoping to have at least 50 walkers with me on "Moving Day". Please consider being a part of my walking team or sponsoring me in a donation or both. For every $100 pledged you receive a T-Shirt and tents full of neat items to raffle. I encourage you to get your friends, family and coworkers involved. Donations can be from an individual or in the name of a family entity or business. Just make sure you donate to Dawne's Dream Team!
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.
Stay healthy and happy,