By the time you've read this message: I will have finished my first half-marathon in honor of my Dad and Parkinson's. i initially wanted to fundraise for my half-marathon, knowing i would be supporting the cause on that day, but I wasn't ready to share yet. Instead I will formally start fundraising now, after completing my first half-marathon, for Moving Day 2020.
I am participating in Moving Day® Ventura County, benefiting the Parkinson's Foundation, on Saturday, April 18, 2020, at the Ventura County Fairgrounds.
For the last year, this is something that I have only been able to discuss with my family. However, this will be Team Marron's second time participating in Moving Day® Ventura County. We participated in our first moving day on April 2019 - amongst us were family members that I am so thankful for.
The word Parkinson's and my Dad were first used in the same sentence in October 2018. I had initially planned to run this half marathon that October, and didn't. The journey to crossing that half finish line has been a journey. Those of you that know me well, know I am the ultimate Daddy's girl. It took me months to process, months to accept and finally spring into some sort of action when that diagnosis was used in the same sentence as my Dad's name. It has taken me this last year to finally be ready to share - and I am sharing because I plan on continuing to support this mission as best I can.
Please consider being a part of my team or sponsoring me (or better yet my Dad), 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.