As many of you know, I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2014. Fortunately for me, my symptoms continue to be quite manageable. For the past 3 years, I have continued to fight the good fight against Parkinson’s by staying active. I have been faithful to my pledge to participate in the Rock Steady Boxing program three days a week. Rock Steady Boxing is just one of the many programs that the Parkinson’s Foundation supports. PF has funded more than $200 million in research and support services to improve the lives of people with Parkinson’s. They continue to be a major funder of research programs. I have been privileged to serve on the grant committee, and have awarded funds for many new programs in our area.
In the United States someone is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease every 9 minutes. The disease causes many more symptoms than tremors – less obvious symptoms include cognitive changes, sleep disorders, fatigue and visual disturbances, which contributes to balance issues for patients with PD.
I am participating in the Moving Day® Tampa Bay walk, benefiting the Parkinson Foundation on April 7, 2018, at the University of South Florida. My goal is to raise $40,000. I know that is a big number, but those that know me, know I like a challenge. So please give whatever you can – no matter what you can afford, every dollar counts! Please help me reach my goal of raising $40,000!
I am committed to making a difference for those living with Parkinson’s, so I hope you will join me by visiting our team Pops’ Peeps at Popspeeps.com or making a donation here.
Thank you so much for all of your support, and I look forward to successful Moving Day® on April 7th!
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 Parkinson’s 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.