Booz Allen Health
As part of the FY19 Q2 Brains And Hearts Campaign service event, Senior Vice President, Kevin Vigilante and I invite you to join your colleagues and their families across the Health Account to engage in Passionate Service to help those impacted by Parkinson’s, including those diagnosed with the disease as well as care partners. While there is not cure for Parkinson’s, those impacted by it can take proactive steps to enjoy life.
My family has been personally touched by this disease, as my mother was diagnosed 7 years ago. She actively battles the disease each day, continuing to do her favorite things - getting together with friends and family, gardening, starting a Parkinson’s support group, and traveling - albeit more slowly and with fatigue that sets in more quickly. Our family has participated in the walk at Nationals Park a couple times since my Mom’s diagnosis, and we plan to walk this year too.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
The 1.2 mile walk will take place on Sunday, September 30, 2018 inside and around Nationals Park culminating with a victory lap around the field and the opportunity to take photos in the dugouts! All of the funds raised will provide Parkinson’s focused exercises, communications led by trained Speech Therapists, holistic support to battle depression and so much more!
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Kick-off Event #1 – Lunch n’ Learn @ Hamilton 2001A in McLean, VA
Wednesday, August 22 from 12:00 – 1:30pm
Principal Kim Genberg and CEO Jared Cohen of the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area (PFNCA) will be in attendance and food will be provided by Red Tomato.
Event #2 – Happy Hour Fundraiser @ Wilson Hardware in Arlington, VA
Thursday, September 13 from 5:00 – 7:30pm
Come network with colleagues and enjoy happy hour food and drink specials with 10% of net proceeds benefitting the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area (PFNCA). Enter the raffle for only $5 and you can have a chance to win gift cards from District Winery, Open City, and Hanks Oyster Bar!
Event #3 – Walk Day @ National’s Park in Washington, DC
Sunday, September 30 from 8:30am – 12:00pm
Walk Off Parkinson’s is a free family-friendly walk and fundraising program to support those in our community impacted by Parkinson’s Disease, including:
- Demonstrations of activities that help people with Parkinson's such as exercise, yoga, dance and boxing.
- Lectures by Neurologists/Movement Disorder Specialists and information about resources available for those impacted by Parkinson’s.
- Children’s activities and the opportunity to take photos in the dugouts at Nationals Park.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Tina Wenzlaff or Ethan Wechtaluk.
We look forward to seeing you there!