Hello Family and Friends!
Our merry group, The Caped Crusaders are participating in the Pittsburgh Moving Day Walk, benefiting the National Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania Chapter on Sept. 28, 2013. The event will take place in beautiful Pittsburgh 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.
Exercise is very important to everyone, especially those who have Parkinson's. Parkinson's affects everyone differently; however, it does take an especially hard toll on those who fight this presently uncurable disease, in ways that many of us may not be able to imagine. Keeping bodies in good sound shape can be so beneficial. Imagine not being able to control how you hold a spoon to feed yourself, feeling so unsteady that it makes walking very difficult, or symptoms that make driving impossible. THOSE are just a few of the physical difficulties that may accompany those who have Parkinson's.
Chances are that if you are reading my page, that you may now know someone who has Parkinson's. Some of you may already have known someone prior to this posting. And you know it is not easy....That is way I am asking for your support! Whether you decide to walk along with us, make a small donation, say a few prayers, cheer us on, or spray us down with some cool water after our walk-all support is appreciated! Some of us are very fortunate to be able to move. If I have not moved your body to join us, then I at least hope I have MOVED your HEART in joining this worthy cause! We are hopeful that our small group will all return together at another event to walk united. I know of several people in Heaven who will be walking alongside us as well!
Why help? 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 $155 million in care, research and support services.
Ken, Sean, Liam and I thank you for helping us reach our fundraising goal to support the vital work of the National Parkinson Foundation. We have set our goal at $400.oo. Again, thank you! Yous truly- Pamella Cunningham