I am participating in Moving Day® Twin Cities, benefiting the Parkinson’s Foundation, on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at the Hilde Performance Center & Park.
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 Parkinson’s Foundation.
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.
My mom, Linda Wilson, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s nearly 6 years ago after being in a bad car accident that broke vertebrae and has contributed to her inability to move without pain. Normally, the best thing for someone with Parkinson’s to do is move, but for her, it only causes more pain. She has lost a lot of the ability to walk due to the shuffling of her feet, and has had a difficult time doing a lot of the things she loved, like camping, travelling, shopping, reading, and writing. It is a brutal disease that takes the vitality of the person you once knew.
This disease also runs in my family. I know of 3 other relatives that have or had this disease. And who knows if I will end up with it. I also know of 8 friends that have or had Parkinson’s. We need to find a cure. It is devastating to those with it, those that care for those with it, and anyone who has experienced the impact it has.
That is why I support Moving Day. For my mom, and for anyone else’s parent, spouse, sibling, or friend that has this disease, so that eventually no one else will have to experience this.