Time for Parkinson's Disease to take a hike
My dad was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 2007. Odds are that the cruel hand of PD --a progressive neurological disorder that takes aim at a person's gait, speech, cognitive processes and other vital functions -- has touched you somehow, whether because you live with PD or you know and love someone who does.
If you've met my dad, you know he's not the type to talk or complain: his struggle with PD is a private one. But he makes an exception for Walk Off Parkinson's, when thousands of people in the D.C. area gather to walk together and show that no one battles this disease alone. The funds we raise for this walk support the Parkinson's Foundation of the National Capital Area.
PFNCA provides exercise, communication and education programs to those impacted by Parkinson’s in the D.C. metro area. These programs can't cure PD, but they do help reduce and slow its impact. PFNCA improves the quality of life of those impacted by Parkinson's disease, their care partners, and families, and fosters a sense of community, but they can't do this important work alone. Their ability to provide these vital programs depends on the funds raised at this event. We came up short for the first time last year, and we don't want that to happen again. We'd love to have you support us, either by donating, walking with us, or cheering us on.
Karen and Team Yank
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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