My mom was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in March of 2015. I have watched her progress rapidly and fight through challenges such as difficulty breathing, swallowing, walking, etc. In fact, in May of 2017 her breathing was so bad that she wound up being on a ventilator in the ICU. She now has a trach and feeding tube and has to adjust to a whole new way of life again. This is a terrible disease and I thank everyone for all of the thoughts and prayers.


I am participating in Moving Day® NC Triangle, benefiting the National Parkinson Foundation, on Sunday, October 1, 2017, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre. 


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 my team or sponsoring me, and I encourage you to get your friends, family and coworkers involved.


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

Honor Roll

Employees of BrightStar Franchise Support Center - Gurnee
Mishew Smith
Ruby & Leo
Ms. Michele Rapino
Jenny Fitz