ray & mary frances augst
I am participating in the Moving Day Walk, benefiting the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area on November 10, 2013. Parkinson's disease is something that has affected my family as well as several of our clients at Old Dominion Home Care. My grandmother had Parkinson's and my father was diagnosed with Parkinson's about 10 years ago. Fortunately, the disease has been slow moving for my dad, but even so, it is a progressive disease. We have seen the hardship of this disease on our clients and their families, and believe in supporting the programs offered in the National Capital Region, as well as in helping to find a cure for this debilitating disease. Please consider being a part of the Old Dominion Home Care team or sponsoring me in this cause.
The event will take place at the Nationals Park 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 including yoga, dance, Pilates, Tai Chi, stretching and much more to celebrate the importance of movement in our lives.
Why Get Involved?
The mission of the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area (PFNCA) is to improve the quality of life for people living with Parkinson's disease, their care-partners and families within the National Capital Area.
PFNCA assists those affected by Parkinson's disease by providing resources, information and support, including:
- Advancing public knowledge of Parkinson's disease
- Support & education programs for patients and their families
- More than 65 exercise, dance, yoga, choir, aerobics and communications classes every month.
30,000 people in the National Capital Area live with Parkinson's disease. This is more than ALS, MS and Muscular Dystrophy combined. We make a difference in their lives and in the lives of their loved ones. Help us to help so many more. PFNCA is a chapter of the National Parkinson Foundation which since 1982 has funded more than $172 million in care, research and support services.
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.