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**A DAD IS A SON’S FIRST HERO AND A DAUGHTER’S FIRST LOVE**
In the United States, 50,000-60,000 new cases of Parkinson’s disease (PD) are diagnosed each year, adding to the one million people who currently have PD. I’m walking in honor of my hero – my dad – a famous (at least with our family and friends!) drink-mixing, cookie-baking, 007-enthusiast who continues to make my life a little brighter every day. Dad is a hard-working engineer by trade and a goofy dad, husband, brother, son, uncle, and friend at home. He’s the biggest reason I was able to go to the college of my choice, the reason I pursued the field I’m in, and the reason I LOVE to water ski; he has shaped who I am today and I couldn’t be more grateful for that. Love you dad <3
Whether he’s mixing some martinis with a group of friends, working on one of his many house projects, or boating with Robin & I in Central IL, Dad is always up and about – thankfully MOVING is the best thing a Parkinson’s patient can do and he does it very well! He was diagnosed in November 2016 and has been learning to live with the symptoms since, thankfully with the support of family and friends. Last year was our first year walking in Moving Day Chicago and the donations flew WAY past any expectation we had… we’re excited the team is back at it this year to show our love and support for Roy!
We hope you’ll join our team for the local Parkinson’s Foundation Moving Day walk in Chicago IL this October – the first nationwide grassroots campaign that spotlights the disease on a national level and gives the chance to raise awareness and funds in our own community. Your support will help The Parkinson’s Foundation continue improving the quality of care for those living with Parkinson’s disease, as well as show some hope and love for Roy! Moving Day Chicago is on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at Lincoln Park, South Fields. The event will be a fun-filled, family-friendly event for all ages and abilities. We will be able to enjoy a variety of movement activities 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 our team or sponsoring me, and I encourage you to get your friends, family and coworkers involved!!
– To become a member of our team please select the ‘Join The Team’ button at the top or bottom of the page.
– To donate or visit a team members personal page please select from the ‘Team Members’ list at the bottom of the page.
Thank you in advance for supporting us and the vital work of the Parkinson’s Foundation. Whether it be your attendance, donation, prayers, or best wishes as your support, it is extremely appreciated!
Hope to see you there! Love, Nicole – xoxo <3
FROM THE NATIONAL 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.
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