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I am participating in Moving Day® Boston, benefiting the Parkinson's Foundation, on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at DCS Artesani Park.
My father was diagnosed with PD in 2010. As time went on, he gradually regressed. Three years after being diagnosed, he needed assistance with everything from going to the bathroom to feeding himself. He started falling, and with more frequency. It would take him 5 minutes to walk 30 feet to go to the bathroom, and another 5 minutes to come back, provided he didn’t fall. He was also diagnosed with dementia, and we would see the dementia getting worse. Taking care of him was a 24hours a day, 7 day a week job. As time went on, PD and dementia worsened to the point that being a primary care giver was too much for my mother, and we had to place him in a nursing home. His condition rap[idly deteriorated, and passed July 2016 due to complications of PD, approx 6 years from diagnosis.
This fundraiser will help patients with PD and families affected by PD, by improving care and advancing research for a cure.
The event will be a fun-filled, family-friendly event for all ages and abilities. We will be able to enjoy a variety of movement activities like yoga, dance, Pilates, Tai Chi, boxing, 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.
Thank you for helping me reach my fundraising goal to support the vital work of the Parkinson's Foundation.
Why Move for Moving Day?
Did you know that someone is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease every 9 minutes in the United States? No one should have to face Parkinson’s alone. That is why the Parkinson's Foundation provides a community of support to give people the resources and help they need to live well with Parkinson’s.
Support our mission to help every person diagnosed with Parkinson's live their best possible life now. Your gift will help us fund better research, better treatment and better lives.