September 18, 2016
Nationals Park -- Home of the Washington Nationals
Walk Off Parkinson’s was held to benefit the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area on September 18, 2016 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. More than 1,200 people attended the program, which included educational lectures, ask a therapist sessions, exercise demonstrations and a community walk that culminated with a victory lap on the field at Nationals Park.
Donations are still being accepted and funds raised help provide programs and services to improve the quality of life of people facing Parkinson’s.
"I Walk Off Parkinson’s everyday with defiance and with a chip on my shoulder that encourages others do to the same. I may have Parkinson’s but I’m not going to let Parkinson’s have me."
"I Walk Off Parkinson’s by staying physically fit, by being conscious of speaking louder and by taking one day at a time."
"I Walk Off Parkinson’s by controlling it and not letting it control me. I also keep moving."
"I Walk Off Parkinson's by accepting my limitations, concentrating on what I can do, challenging myself to stay active, and doing it all with a purpose."
"I Walk Off Parkinson’s with a focus on not letting Parkinson’s limit my ability to move by attending PFNCA exercise programs. I recommend others do the same."
"I walk off Parkinson's by trading fear for education; frustration for activities that feed my mind and spirit; and a sense of loss with gratitude for every day we still have."
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:
- Leisurely self-paced walk ending with a victory lap on the field at Nationals Park.
- Exercise, boxing, dance and yoga demonstrations.
- Children’s activities.
- Information about resources available for those impacted by Parkinson’s.
- The opportunity to take photos in the dugouts at Nationals Park.
- Those who raise a minimum of $2,500 can bring three guests take batting practice in the batting cages behind the Nationals dugout and adjacent to the clubhouse during the event. If you raise $125 or more, you receive the 2016 Walk Off Parkinson's t-shirt.
- An inspirational gathering to show those with Parkinson’s that they do not face this relentless disease alone.
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