It’s summer as I am writing this but all too soon the leaves will be changing and we will be preparing for fall.   Ron will make his applesauce, the weather will be cooler and once again I will be helping National Parkinson’s Foundation with Moving Day events in Rochester (representing our Corning /  Montour Falls support group) and Boca (representing our winter community in Valencia Shores).

Thank you thank you thank you to those who donated to help me in the past.  I am grateful for all the donations, some way beyond my expectations.    Last year between the two events my goal was 60 donations for my 60th birthday (or $3600).  I raised $4300 from 42 donations so I was happy.

People with Parkinson’s and their caregivers need to know that they are not alone and also it takes an extra effort sometimes for us to get out and participate in programs.   So National Parkinson’s Foundation makes it easy by providing these services in convenient locations along with literature for the newly diagnosed and programs like Rock Steady and Pound It Out.

So please help  me if you can.   And please be patient with me when I have Parkinsons related ups and downs and yes, I appreciate it when you ask  how I’m doing.  Life is a challenge.  I hope  your challenges are easier than mine.

 Thank you for helping me reach my fundraising goal to support the vital work of the Parkinson’s Foundation.

Parkinson’s may overtake cancer, diabetes and heart disease as a major disease of the aging baby boomers.  Many of my friend’s reading this know Anne Bloom, her father died of Parkinson’s almost a year ago and of course you hear of all the celebrities.  While there is currently no cure, we need to support research to keep our lives as normal as possible.

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.


Gloria Friedman

Honor Roll

Mrs. Gloria Friedman
Wendy & Brad Sobel