Welcome to our Moving Day® Team Page!
We are walking in memory of Billy Nelson, who struggled with Parkinson’s for almost 20 years. Although it slowed him down, he did not let Parkinson’s define him, as he continued to do the things he enjoyed doing. He was an amazing man, one who could bring a smile to anyone’s face. Whether it was with his witty sense of humor, his puny jokes, or his songs that he would sing from years gone by. He made an effort to go to almost every seminar, in hopes of learning something new about his desease.
In his last year with us, we started noticing that his wife Pat Nelson (my mom) was starting to have similar shaking in her arm. She went to the doctor and was told that she has Parkinson-like symptoms. So, in addition to walking in memory of Billy, we are walking in honor of Pat Nelson; in hopes to raise money for research and studies that can provide more information to help her in the years to come.
This is a debilitating disease that people are struggling with each day. National Parkinson’s Foundation not only helps with funding for the research and studies; but they also provide resources and support for the patients. We need to get out there and do something about this.
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.
– To become a member of our team please select the ‘Join Team’ link.
– 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.
And in the words of Billy Nelson “Excelsior” (who borrowed it from Stan Lee, which means Upward and Onward to Greater Glory”);
in other words – Let’s Do This!