The Villages of Farragut are getting geared up for their “Moving Day, A Walk for Parkinson’s” community walk this Saturday starting at 10:00 am with their route to be walked around the 25 acres of beautiful scenery while honoring loved ones, current residents, and friends who are currently battling Parkinson’s. The Villages of Farragut as a community share a common goal to make an impact and beat Parkinson’s. Their resident leader who has encouraged everyone to walk is Shirley Mitchell, who has Parkinson’s herself and is determined to make a difference in the lives of those who also share her disease.
The Villages of Farragut walking club (started by Shirley Mitchell) has already completed two (2) trips around the world in steps and we are now working on their third trip that will land them in Toyko, Japan in five more months.
During their walk this weekend, The Villages of Farragut physical therapist, Arielle Kneller, and Community Events Director Deb Gregory will be hosting a pie-throwing event with a generous donation for each pie tossed in their faces! Also, everyone who makes a donation will be put into a raffle to win “meal guest tickets” for their family and friends to join them for dinner one night as well as other prizes.
Along with the pie toss, they will be having a bake sale of goodies to encourage donations while enjoying yummy snacks, lots of bottled water, and fun games for everyone to participate.
Two years ago, The Villages of Farragut donated $9,500.00 to Parkinson’s Foundation and hope to meet or exceed that goal again.
The TNKY Chapter of the Parkinson’s Foundation is grateful to partner with The Villages of Farragut to support those living in Knoxville with Parkinson’s Disease!