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As many of you may remember, my Mom had Parkinson's Disease (PD). It changed the course of her life. While anyone with PD can live a full and productive life, I saw that PD affected many areas of my Mom's life. PD symptoms are very varied, some of which are: tremors, pain, stiffness, slow moving, a face that doesn't show emotion although emotions are still deeply felt, a quiet voice, all of which make communicating with others difficult and everyday things a challenge. Seeing my Mom valiantly struggle with PD has led me to strive to help people with PD everyday with the exercise classes and one-on-one secessions I give.
Nearly 1 million American and 10 million people worldwide live with PD. Approximately 60,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with PD each year. There is no known cause and no known cure.
This year, I am volunteering to raise funds for the Parkinson's Foundation's Moving Day, in honor of my Mom and all the people I work with. Moving Day Boston is Oct. 3, 2020. Every dollar raised by participants supports the Parkinson's Foundation mission to make life better for people affected by PD. This includes:
- Delivering quality care to more than 193'500 people living with PD
- Funding cutting-edge research to improve the treatments and advance toward a cure
- Providing free resources for people living with PD and their families
Moving Day, whether in-person or virtual, will be a fun-filled, family-friendly event for all ages and abilities. We will be able to enjoy a variety of movement activities like yoga, dance, Pilates, Tai Chi, boxing, stretching, and much more, and celebrate the importance of movement in our lives.
Please consider being a part of my team or sponsoring me, and I encourage you to get your friends, family and coworkers involved.
The name of my team, The Lucky Ones, was chosen by a team member and reflects the kindness and determination of the people I work with.
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.