This fall I will be running the Chicago Marathon with the Parkinson's Foundation. I have decided to participate as this is a cause very near to my heart as my dad was recently diagnoised with Parkinson's.
My dad has always pusehd me to work hard and try new things. Even though I wasn't always the best, his constant encouragement helped me acheive goals I never thought possible and continue to push me to strive higher.
By running Chicago I hope to show my support for my dad and help the foundation in its research towards finding a cure.
My goal is $1,500 and any donation makes a huge difference.
Studies show that 2.5 hours of weekly exercise along with medication, can significantly improve quality of life for people living with Parkinson's. I run and will continue to run for people with Parkinson's because this disease is a marathon, not a sprint.