Welcome to our Moving Day® Team Page!
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.
Join our team for the local National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) Moving Day® walk, 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 NPF continue improving the quality of care for those living with Parkinson’s disease.
The Young Parkinsims are participating in Moving Day® DFW, with all proceeds benefiting the National Parkinson Foundation, on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Globe Life Park.
Jeremy Sims was diagnosed with Parkinsons Disease two years ago at the age of 35. This makes him part of an exclusive group of about 10% of people living with Parkinson Disease as a young person. The symptoms are the same as an older person: issues with motor skills like balance, stiffness, tremor, and slowed movement; issues with cognitive skills like problem solving, multi-tasking, apathy, depression, fatigue (and so much more!)
YOPD symptoms are the same as PD in elderly people, but our lives are very different. Parkinson’s joined our family as we are deep in the throws of building and creating a life– raising kids, working toward retirement goals, helping to care for elderly family members. It can be overwhelming.
Sometimes we are hopeful, but other times we are uncertain and scared. What will our future be like? What can we expect? How can we take good care of our marraige and each other and our kids? How do we tell our kids? How do we plan for retirement? The questions just keep coming. National Parkinson Foundation has helped us find many of the answers… In no small way, The National Parkinson Foundation has been absolutely vital in helping our family find the information we need to make the best decisions possible for living with PD now.
Two ways to help
Please help us raise funds to support NPF’s mission to help every person diagnosed with Parkinson’s live their best possible life now.
First, you can join our team to help us raise funds! Walk with us on Moving Day to support all people living with Parkinson’s Disease. Click the Join our Team Button, and start raising funds.
Or–simply make a donation to our team. $35 provides 6 books for families living with PD filled with life-saving education. $100 provides books plus important care kits for 6 people with PD when hospitalized. The resources go up from there. Every donation makes a difference for people like Jeremy.
So what are you waiting for??? JOIN US
– To become a member of our team please select the ‘Join Team’ link. Once you join our team, network with your community to help us raise funds. Then, be ready to walk with us on November 4 at Globe Life Park.
– To donate or visit a team members personal page please click on their name under the Team Roster.
Thank you for supporting us and the vital work of the National Parkinson Foundation.