Dear Friends and Family,
As some of you may know, I have a close loved one that has Parkinson's. I am trying to do something to help him and others with this disease. So, I am participating in the Moving Day Walk, benefiting the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area SUNDAY, November 10th! Please join me in walking and/or please sponsor our team by making a donation to support this worthy cause! Hopefully one day soon, there will be a cure for this debilitating disease.
Also, again a HUGE Thank you to those of you that donated to my team last year! We are so grateful to have your support!
The event will take place at the Washington Nationals Ball Park and Navy Yard and will be a fun-filled, family-friendly event for all ages and abilities.
Moving Day® is the collaborative effort of the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) and the Parkinson Foundation of National Capital Area (PFNCA). The event is a day of joining together and raising awareness of Parkinson's disease. This year we anticipate over 2,000 participants, including people with Parkinson's, families, friends, healthcare professionals, corporate leaders and corporate teams, will join together to exercise while raising funds in support of the Foundation's mission. It is a day to move, a day that will move you and a day to move others.
In addition to a fundraising walk, this will be a celebration of movement, with a special Movement Pavilion featuring yoga, stretching, dance and much more. The pavilion will be open when registration begins through the end of the walk. For those registrants that would prefer not to walk, there will be plenty of wonderful activities and information to enjoy.
Why move for Moving Day?
By taking part in Moving Day you become part of a nationwide movement to beat Parkinson's disease. As many as 1 million Americans have Parkinson's disease with 50,000 new cases diagnosed each year. The money you raise through Moving Day will help improve the lives of every person with Parkinson's by supporting NPF's vital mission including:
- Parkinson's Disease education and outreach through public awareness campaigns on early warning signs and treatment, as well as free patient resources for patients and their families.
- Cutting-edge research aimed at better treatment and care for people with Parkinson's.
- Advancement of clinical care through healthcare professional training and other initiatives like our Aware in Care campaign and the Parkinson's Disease Toolkit.
- Raising awareness about the prevalence of Parkinson's and the need for our government, the public and communities to stand up and take action.
Please consider being a part of my team or sponsoring me, and I encourage you to get your friends, family and coworkers involved.
Thank you for helping me reach my fundraising goal to support the vital work of the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area and the National Parkinson Foundation.