I am participating in the Moving Day Pittsburgh walk, benefiting the National Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania Chapter on September 27th, 2014. Our team will be walking in honor of my Mother, Kathleen Pascuzzi, as well as a dear long-time family friend, Tom Murtha.
As many of you know, my Mother was diagnosed with early on-set Parkinson's disease over 8 years ago. As the primary caretaker of my Mother, I have watched this evil disease progress and she struggles daily with her symptoms, as well as her other serious health issues. I have seen many friends and family complete the ALS ice bucket challenge recently and this is my challenge...my cause. Parkinsons, like ALS, is an incurable neurological disorder. There is no reason why this day in age, with our medical technology, that we should not be close to having a cure for these types of diseases. Help me to make a direct impact on the funding of research for this cause. Any donation is appreciated!
The event will take place at Highland Park Reservoir 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 $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.