Mr. David Golembeski
Quentin and Lisa Sweeney
Dennis & Zen
Marian & Bill Lederhouse
Liz and Zenon
I am participating in the Moving Day Walk, benefiting the National Parkinson Foundation Western New York on Sept. 7, 2013.
The event will take place at Coca Cola Field 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 - David's Story
Mid year 2011, I noticed a tremor in my right hand and difficulty in using a computer keyboard or mouse. By the end of that year, I was positively diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease by multiple WNY Movement Disorder Neurologists. Of course, this came as a huge shock and one that affects both my quality of my life and work daily. I now take a small handful of pills every day and continue with an intensive exercise program. Both are very important to control the symptoms and potentially even delay the disease. Parkinson’s is considered progressive and incurable. Although people don't generally die from Parkinson’s, they suffer from the disease itself and side effects of the medications (ex: Michael J. Fox).
I find it important for family, friends and co-workers to understand the full depth of the disease. Opposite to most lay persons understanding, Parkinson's disease involves much more than "just a tremor". It consists of both Motor and Non-Motor symptoms which occur and effect each person differently. A complete list of these symptoms can be found at http://www.pdf.org/symptoms.
Your generous contributions will go towards important research that will give me, and so many others like me, the hope we need, that a cure is just around the corner. Thank you all in advance for your gifts to this wonderful organization.
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 $164 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 ]