As many of you know, I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2014. After the denial passed, I realized that I could either give up or get active. I picked to get active. Fortunately for me, my symptoms are quite manageable.
My research taught me the best way to fight Parkinson’s was to stay active and keep moving. I read everything I could about Parkinson’s. I got involved with the Rock Steady Boxing program, a program designed for people with Parkinson that is a combination of fitness training, core strength building, balance training, non-contact boxing and a support group. I am amazed at the improvement the group has made in less than a year. This program was life changing for a few of the boxers. The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) helps establish programs like Rock Steady in our communities and your donation makes it possible.
In the United States someone is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease every 9 minutes. The disease can cause many more symptoms than those that are noticeable from the outside. Some of the lesser recognized ones — even among doctors — involve the eyes and visual system, ranging from dry eyes to double vision. Not only can visual disturbances interfere with reading or driving, they can worsen walking or balance problems, and even contribute to hallucinations.
I am participating in the Moving Day® Tampa Bay walk, benefiting the National Parkinson Foundation, on April 7, 2018, at the University of South Florida. My goal is to raise $20,000. 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 $10,000!
Visit the Pops’ Peeps page Popspeeps.com or use the “Donate to Scott” link on the right to make a donation.
Thank you so much for all of your support, and I look forward to successful Moving Day® on April 1st!
Keep moving! Scott Payne
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.
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