Jim's Moving Day Page 2023
This has gotten too long, and some of you won’t read it to the end. But I think it is important, so please hear me out….
You’ve seen the numbers: a new Parkinson’s diagnosis every 6 minutes… 90,000 new diagnoses every year. 41000 Carolinians diagnosed w/Parkinsons. And the actuals are exceeding the projections as the Baby Boom generation reaches “peak Parkinsons’ age”.We know that, individually, most of us cannot make a huge dent in the funds needed to find a cause and a cure. Making the best lives we can for “Parkies” thus becomes even more important. We don’t have the celebrity power of Michael J Fox, or Alan Alda, or Neil Diamond, or Linda Ronstadt. But working together we do know that we CAN make significant progress.
Moving Day brings together several hundred of the stakeholders in the Parkinson fight – Parkie, Care Partner, Medical professional, Pharma developers, Researcher, Therapist, Adaptive device developers --where each of us can advance the cause as well as learn more about the disease, efforts to get to cause or cure… and, we might just have a little fun while we’re at it.
So, join us on November 4 at Dix Park in Raleigh as we celebrate Movement. The walk event is not particularly long or difficult. Exercise, Dance, and other demonstrations are also planned.(also, Food Trucks)
Last, but not least: Moving Day NC Triangle is the largest Parkinsons’ Foundation fundraising event in the State. Please use the time between now and November 4, to recruit others to participate (join a team, start your own team, donate to another person, volunteer). We are stretching to reach $230,000 this year, which would mean that $1million will have been raised over the past four years). The instructions below should help in navigating the Registration and Donation process.
Donate Online Donate by Check
..Movingdaywalk.org Check payable to Parkinson’s Foundation
..Locate NC Triangle attn: Donor Services/MD NC Triangle
.Name, etc 200 E 1st ST
Donate new Miami Fl 33131
Billing/Credit Card info Rock Steady NC Triangle on memo line
EXPERT ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FROM: KARSON TERRY,864-323-7411
THE SKY IS THE LIMIT! .. BUT LET’S GET $230K FIRST
Thank you for joining the fight against Parkinson's. Watch this space for regular updates.