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Dear family and friends,
I invite you to donate and/or participate in Moving Day Chicago on Sunday, October 6, 2019 with our team, Journey with Jacquie!
My mom, Jacquie, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2016.
Her father/my Grandpa Jack Beisler also had Parkinson’s, as does our cousin Kathy Maurer’s husband Kent. We found out about this event through Kathy, who does the Ohio version of the walk in honor of Kent. Mom also has local Chicago area friends that she met through having Parkinson’s who participate.
Our team, Journey with Jacquie, is excited to do this walk again in honor of Mom and Kent, in memory of Grandpa Jack, and to beat Parkinson’s for all those battling it now, those who have died, and those who may be faced with it in the future. We participated for the first time in 2017.
In the United States, 50,000-60,000 new cases of Parkinson’s disease (PD) are diagnosed each year, adding to the one million people who currently have PD.
Join our team for the local National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) Moving Day® walk in Chicago on Sunday, October 6th at 9:00 a.m. (registration & activities begin) at Solider Field in the South Tailgating Lot. The We Move Ceremony & Walk begins at 10:30 a.m., however due to traffic and crowds, we recommend getting there closer to 9:00 a.m. There are also activities and presentations before the walk begins.
NPF’s Moving Day walk is the first nationwide grassroots campaign that spotlights the disease on a national level and gives the chance to raise awareness and funds in our own community. Your support will help NPF continue improving the quality of care for those living with Parkinson’s disease.
To become a member of our team please click on the turquoise box on the right side of this page, towards the top, that reads "Join Team Journey With Jacquie" or copy and paste this link:
We’d love for you to Journey with Jacquie with us on 10/6/19!
To donate or visit a team members’ personal page please click on their name under the Team Roster on the bottom left of our team page:
For those who plan to join our team and walk with us on 10/6/19, we designed Journey with Jacquie baseball shirts to wear together that day. You certainly don't have to wear one, but you can order them here:
Note for those ordering shirts, the sleeves on the adult sizes are big/roomy and many of the women in our family are opting to go with the Youth XL, as it fits us better (sleeves are not so big and the torso area is more spacious). Please let us know if you any questions about sizing, before you order.
Thank you for supporting us and the vital work of the National Parkinson Foundation!
Please let me know if you have any questions about Moving Day Chicago, including participating in the walk with team Journey with Jacquie and/or donating.