We are Team Chareidim!
We, the members of Team Chareidim, are participating in Walk Off Parkinson’s on Sunday September 18, 2016 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. to benefit the Parkinson’s Foundation of the National Capital Area (PFNCA).
Our name -- Chareidim -- is being used here as a bilingual pun. The word in the Bible (Isaiah 66:5) refers to righteous people who quake or tremble when they stand before them. In modern Hebrew, it is a term to describe a large segment of especially noticeable Orthodox Jews. The team is captained by Bruce James, an Orthodox Jew who was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2009. He's the guy in orange, below, standing next to President Lincoln.
On September 18th, we 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. It is always a touching scene and quite a meaningful experience.
History shows that members of Team Chareidim who join and then send a fundraising letter (sample letters are included with membership) to people they know who have either has the disease, or knows someone who had it before -- can raise more than $1000 with one e-mail in just a few days. Therefore, if you joint the team, you will multiply the value of your own donation.
Please join us or make a donation.
You can make a donation in honor of a member of our team by selecting their name from the roster on the right.
Or, you can make a donation by sending a check payable to the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area (PFNCA) to:
7700 Leesburg Pike #208
Falls Church,VA 22043
Please be sure to write Walk Off Parkinson's and our team name in the memo line.
Together, we will Walk Off Parkinson’s.
6/22/2016: We're doing great. After only two days we're past $1,000 -- one-fifth of the way to our goal of $5,000. I wouldn't mind changing the goal upwards if the money keeps coming in.