We are Team Chareidim!
We, the members of Team Chareidim, are 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).
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 24th, 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:
8830 Cameron, #201
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Please be sure to write Walk Off Parkinson's and our team name in the memo line.
Together, we will Walk Off Parkinson’s.
6/28/2017: Its about time I update this (my last comment was from a year ago). Team Chareidim has the early lead in fundraising for Walk Off Parkinsons, with the big money teams yet to register. We've set our fundraising bar high, but not higher than we reached (in 2014) when we raised more than $8500 as a team. More team members is the key. Sign up, recruit your friends, and help us raise more money. Its not hard, and it feels good.