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I invite you to join me in honoring Paul Aasen by participating in this virtual Moving Day to benefit the Parkinson’s Foundation mission to help every person diagnosed with Parkinson’s live their best possible life now.
Paul Aasen is a dear friend and mentor to me. We worked together on many committees, projects and events after meeting in the 1990’s at church. Paul has led a life of service as an ordained pastor, college financial aid director, bus driver and dedicated volunteer. Paul has and continues to touch many, many lives with his calm, kind, loving, faithful and inspiring nature that has served so many of us through the years.
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects predominately dopamine-producing (“dopaminergic”) neurons in a specific area of the brain called substantia nigra.
Symptoms generally develop slowly over years. The progression of symptoms is often a bit different from one person to another due to the diversity of the disease. People with PD may experience:
* Tremor, mainly at rest and described as pill rolling tremor in hands. Other forms of tremor are possible
* Limb rigidity
* Gait and balance problems
The cause remains largely unknown. Although there is no cure, treatment options vary and include medications and surgery. While Parkinson’s itself is not fatal, disease complications can be serious. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) rated complications from PD as the 14th cause of death in the United States.
Paul and other loved ones in our lives suffer from this terrible disease. Please join me on May 9th to honor them and move FOR them. Your donation to the Parkinson’s Foundation will be greatly appreciated.
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.