Rock Steady Boxing NC Triangle
Welcome to the Rock Steady NC Triangle Moving Day Team Page!
Since we met for last year’s event, four of our Boxers and one of our Care Partners have passed away, keeping us mindful of the toll that this disease takes on us all. And it brings a harsh shot ofreality into the numbers that we hear presented so often, e.g., 90,000 new diagnoses each year, adding to the one million diagnosed PWP in the U.S. today.
Jack Ennis: always the “first one on the court” to get ready to box, and I knew I could always count on a call from Jack because he wanted to make darn certain that his Moving Day Donation actually made it through the website:
Bob Trullinger: We called him Tall Bob. He hadn’t been physically able to box since pre-pandemic, but he was a gentleman and a scholar, and was a Care Partner to his wife, Julia, as he fought his battle with Parkinson’s.
Chuck Hardy: A charter member of the team, and chief Morale Officer: his booming version of “Who are we; What do we do” is a classic for the ages.
Bob Tarbuck: a Vietnam war vet who doggedly worked to get quality care via the V.A. system. Went out of his way to support Moving Day and Rock Steady, even though his own situation was not good.
Tomma Hargraves: Care partner to Santa Bob. A longtime cancer survivor, she was an advocate for numerous causes, all focused on making life better for those around her.
It is in honor and memory of these five folks (who literally “Walked the Walk” to make life better for the rest of us) that we dedicate our support