Please Help Me Walk Off Parkinson's
I am participating in Walk Off Parkinson’s on Sunday September 14, 2014 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. to benefit the Parkinson’s Foundation of the National Capital Area (PFNCA).
That day, I will gather with thousands of others impacted by Parkinson’s to show that those facing this disease that they do not do so alone. We will raise funds to support those impacted by Parkinson’s including people diagnosed with the disease, care partners and their family members.
Slowing How Parkinson’s Impacts People and building Community
PFNCA is a leading organization providing programs and services directly to those impacted by Parkinson’s. While there is no cure for PD, research tells us that those diagnosed with it can take steps to slow how the disease impacts them. PFNCA provides exercise, communication and education programs in 14 communities in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.
PFNCA improves the quality of life of those impacted by Parkinson's disease, their care partners, and families, and fosters a sense of community to ensure that no one battles this disease alone. Simply stated, PFNCA strengthens the physical and emotional health of people impacted by Parkinson’s.
“PFNCA helps people take control of their lives.”
A man with Parkinson’s who participates in PFNCA’s programs recently talked about how when a person is diagnosed with PD, they have many questions and feel that there is not much they can do. PFNCA is an organization that provides resources and information to help navigate living well with the disease. As he so eloquently stated: “PFNCA helps people take control of their lives.”
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.
“I walk off Parkinson's by staying active. When PD manifests itself in me, I can either concentrate on not letting stress take hold or just keep moving. I know that if I exercise every morning and take advantage of the PFNCA's exercise programs, and find other ways to stay active, nearly all visible signs of PD become nonexistent. Yes, this regimen is there for the taking. Believe that PD can be mitigated and continue to fight for wellbeing.”
Fred, Rockville, Maryland; Person Living with Parkinson’s, Diagnosed in 2010
“I Walk Off Parkinson’s by helping my husband slow the disease. I am his carepartner and he is my hero. He never complains and is grateful that he has PD because he doesn’t have something worse.
Rosemary, Washington, D.C.; Carepartner to her husband
“I Walk Off Parkinson’s by staying physically fit, by being conscious of speaking louder and by taking one day at a time.”
Glenn, Falls Church, Virginia, Person Live with Parkinson’s, Diagnosed in 1994
Your Help Is Needed
We need your help to continue this important work. Funds raised will be used to maintain PFNCA’s current exercise, communication and education programs, and allow PFNCA to serve more people.
Please support me in my efforts to help those facing Parkinson’s. Together, we will Walk Off Parkinson’s.
Please make a tax-deductible contribution today.
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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