I was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease at age 47. I decided early on after being diagnosed that I could be a consumer or a contributer and encourager. I had a choice, I could consume the great resources and services made available in the Parkinson's community by those who worked diligently to help in the battle against Parkinson's or I could do my best to help raise financial support that would in return be used to create resources and services that make life better for people with Parkinson's and their Care Partners. This year will be the 5th year in a row that I have participated in a MovingDay event and I am thankful to report that my team has always been in the top 5 in the USA in fundraising and holds the distinction of raising the second largest sum ever raised in the history of the event when in 2017 Team Rider/Schoonover/Ruedrich raised nearly $100,000. When one considers that someone is newly diagnosed with Parkinson's disease every nine minutes in the United States the need to raise funds for research and support is very real. This year we will be hosting the MovingDay Community Walk in my home neighborhood and my goal is to raise the largest sum ever raised at a MovingDay Community Walk in the history of the event. We have established a very lofty goal of $50,000 of which my team hopes to contribute $20,000.00. To reach our goal will be a challenge and will only be made possible by the generosity of friends and family. Please join me on September 26, 2020 at the MovingDay Community Walk and please give consideration to contributing financially to help Team Beaufort IWNQ make history.