I am participating in the Moving Day Walk, benefiting the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area on Nov. 10, 2013.
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 yoga, dance, Pilates, Tai Chi, stretching and much more and celebrate the importance of movement in our lives.
As many of you know, I was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease about years ago. Although it has not been a bed of roses, I am still active, although I recently retired from my job as a horticulturist at the Smithsonian Greenhouses. Besides the incredible support from my family, friends, and co-workers, a big part of what I call my "journey of recovery" has been my exercise routine. And a big part of that has been my participation in the free Dance for PD classes offered by the Lucy Bowen McCauley Dance Company. So this year, I am walking on November 10 as a part of the LBM Dance Company Team.
Please consider being a part o the Bowen McCauley Dance Team or sponsoring me, and I encourage you to get your friends, family and coworkers involved. My fundraising goal is $1,000
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 $164 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.]