Dear Family and Friends,
As many of you know, I am living with Parkinson's. Accent on the living! Thank God, I am blessed with such wonderful family and friends in each of you cheering me on.
For me, Parkinson's shows up in coordination issues and less energy end of day. It's slowed my pace which is a good thing for paying attention to what matters most in life and savoring life's joys. That said, a vital treatment for Parkinson's is being active.
A joyful activity for me has been a return to playing a game I love with family and friends. Golf. Once a low handicap golfer, I am rediscovering how to play the game with a handicap. Not long ago, Parkinson's caused me to consistently miss even the shortest of putts and whiff chip shots completely. By adapting to putt one handed lefty, hit pitch and chip shots lefty and change my swing into a back hand motion, I am relearning to play golf a new way. After not scoring a single birdie in five years, I now make a birdie or two most rounds.
This invites your support for a golf-a-thon fundraiser for the Parkinson’s community I am co-hosting with the Parkinson’s Foundation. Thank you for sponsoring me when I play 100 holes of consecutive golf at the Winnetka par 3 course on Friday, August 28. It will be an all day affair lasting ten hours or so with family and friends joining in the action.
Example funding options include: 50 cents per hole ($50), $1 per hole ($100), $5 per hole ($500), $10 per hole ($1000).
Know whatever amount you may choose to give goes towards care and cure initiatives in treating the Parkinson’s community.
Thank you for caring.