Moving Day® 2018
I am participating in Moving Day® San Jose, benefiting the Parkinson’s Foundation, on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at Evergreen Valley College.
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 family’s team (“Team Phil”) or sponsoring me, and feel free to get your friends, family and coworkers involved.
Why I Am Participating:
My father had an early diagnosis of PD. He lived his life with grace and dignity until his eventual death in 2014. Born and raised on the family farm, in the first graduating class of Purdue’s School of Veterinary Medicine, served in the US, Air Force, raised my family (my twin brother and older sister) alongside my mother to whom he was married for over 50 years, and had an established veterinary practice in San Rafael, CA. I did not learn until after my undergraduate college years about his disease and that his diagnosis had come at a time when my siblings and I were in junior high and high school or thereabouts. He never wanted us to worry. He was high-functioning until he collapsed at the Novato, CA family home which began thirty (30) months of various skilled nursing facilities. My mother was always by his side during these times. My family is participating in “Team Phil” at the San Jose Moving Day Event at Evergreen College on June 2, 2018. Team Phil would truly appreciate a donation for our team at the event. If nothing else, we hope that you would keep my dad in your thoughts on that day.
Thank you for helping me reach my fundraising goal to support “Team Phil” and the vital work of the Parkinson’s Foundation.
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.