Please Help Me Walk Off Parkinson's
I am participating in Walk Off Parkinson’s on Sunday September 24, 2017 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. to benefit the Parkinson’s Foundation of the National Capital Area (PFNCA).
So, why is this cause and organization important to me? Well, my family experienced this neurological degenerative disease personally when my father was diagnosed in his 70s. This led me to specialize as a Physical Therapist in the treatment of PD and its related disorders. I have always thought of this as a gift back to my Dad, with every person I treat and try to help to the best of my ability. Why this organization? PFNCA is incredibly supportive of those in the PD community through support groups and a huge variety of exercise classes that give folks control of the progression of their disease, and help them to live life to the fullest. How I wish this support would have been available to my Dad! But Pittsburgh did not have an organization that supports folks with PD like our area does.
So on September 24th I will be walking with people with PD, their care partners and family members, other healthcare professionals, including Physical Therapists and our friends, to raise money to directly help people with PD. Please join me, whether in spirit or in person!
Walk Off Parkinson’s
Walk Off Parkinson’s is the name of PFNCA’s community fundraising and awareness walk, but it is so much more. It is a rallying cry to focus on how those impacted by Parkinson’s can take steps to slow how PD affects them. Whether it is a practical mindset of regularly exercising or a philosophical one that a person can enjoy life even when faced with challenges, Walk Off Parkinson’s is a way of life.
PFNCA is not affilaited with any of the many national organizations that focus on Parkinson's. Your support provides for a powerful and vibrant community helping those with Parkinson's live well.
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