I am beginning my 17th year of living with Parkinson's, a milestone I couldn't have imagined 16 years ago when I was first diagnosed! Credit for my slow progression and good health is due to blessings beyond my grasp; exercise; new medicines; and excellent care from my medical team. However, I could not be me without the services provided by the Parkinson/s Foundation of the National Capital Area (PFNCA). As emeritus member of the Board of Directors I am still very involved with the organization, attending PFNCA-sponsored exercise classes each week, an invaluable support group biweekly, lectures and the annual PFNCA Symposium. None of this would be possible without the support of the caregivers, family and friends of people living with Parkinson's.
This year, Susan and I have once again formed a team (TEAM BERT) to participate in “Walk Off Parkinson’s” which takes place on Sunday morning, September 24 at Nationals Park. We will be joined by family and friends to raise money for PFNCA and show our support for those impacted by this horrible disease. Please consider joining us on the walk. It is great to see your face on the jumbo screen as you enter centerfield turf and walk around.
We are excited to report that PFNCA was recently named one of the Best Small Nonprofits in the Greater Washington Region by the Catalogue for Philanthropy. PFNCA is a small organization making a large impact. For more information about PFNCA and its important work please visit their website. http://www.parkinsonfoundation.org
Please support me in this important goal by visiting my Walk Off Parkinson's fundraising page and making a contribution... http://engage.parkinsonfoundation.org/site/TR/Events/General?px=1007301&pg=personal&fr_id=1070
It is quick and easy; however, if you would prefer, you can send your contribution to the address listed below. To mail in a donation: Make all checks payable to: Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area or PFNCA and please put my name in the Memo field Mail to: Walk Off Parkinson's, PFNCA, 8830 Cameron St. #201, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Your tax-deductible gift makes a difference to improve the quality of life of those impacted by Parkinson's disease. Whatever you can give will help - it all adds up and every dollar counts!
We greatly appreciate your support and will keep you posted on our progress. GO TEAM BERT!
Bert (and Susan)