Welcome to Ray Cali's Personal Page
In August 2015, at the age of 53, I was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. PD is a brain disease with a variety of symptoms, besides tremors, that progressively get worse. Parkinson's has greatly affected my mobility. My movements are much smaller and slower (bradykinesia). Muscle rigidity is another symptom that causes great discomfort and difficulty stretching. The strength of my voice has diminished to a point that makes conversations difficult. PD is also responsible for my overactive bladder. Because of Parkinson's, I take 15-17 pills a day. Currently there is no cure for Parkinson's Disease.
The best medicine for Parkinson's Disease is to keep moving which is why I walk 18 holes of golf every chance I get. It is also why I choose to participate in Moving Day, the annual event to raise awareness of PD and raise funds for the Parkinson's Foundation. The Foundation provides support to patients and care givers. My wife and I attend monthly support group meetings, educational workshops, fitness classes, the annual Symposium, and Moving Day. The Foundation also provides support for research in hopes of finding a cure, but also to make life with PD as good as possible.
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.