I am participating in Moving DayÃ‚® NC Triangle, benefiting the National Parkinson Foundation, on Sunday, October 1, 2017, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre.
As most of you know I was diagnosed with ParkinsonÃ¢‚¬„¢s Disease in March 2015. Ã‚ ParkinsonÃ¢‚¬„¢s is a nasty disease that has hit me harder than I expected since I was determined to do all the Ã¢‚¬Å“rightÃ¢‚¬ things to keep it at bay for as long as possible. Ã‚ I increased my already busy exercise routine, made diet changes, etc. but PD has a mind of itÃ¢‚¬„¢s own! Ã‚ As you may have read on our team page 2017 has been particularly difficult resulting in a trach and feeding tube. Ã‚ IÃ¢‚¬„¢m in the recovery process working with PT, OT, and speech therapists. Ã‚ As I regain my strength I fully expect to return to the exercise classes and working with a trainer as I did before my hospitalization. Ã‚ While I know there are many challenges ahead, I have much to be thankful for. Ã‚ The birth of my grandson in March has been a huge highlight and motivator for me! Ã‚ I have wonderful family support and many supportive friends.
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.
With love and gratitude,
Why Move for Moving Day?
Did you know that someone is diagnosed with ParkinsonÃ¢‚¬„¢s disease every 9 minutes in the United States? No one should have to face ParkinsonÃ¢‚¬„¢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 ParkinsonÃ¢‚¬„¢s.
Support our mission to help every person diagnosed with ParkinsonÃ¢‚¬„¢s live their best possible life now. Your gift will help us fund better research, better treatment and better lives.Ã‚ Ã‚