Hello and thank you for checking out my fundraiser for the Parkinson's Foundation. For a third year I will be running in the Rock n Roll 5k as a Parkinson's Champion to bring awareness to the diesease and raise funds for the Parkinson's Foundation.
As many know, my brilliant and beautiful mom, Mary Jo, has had Parkinson's Disease for over 20 years. Despite this setback, my mom has always remained positive and continues to smile and provide infinite love to her family. The Parkinson's Foundation is very special to us because they provide countless free resources to patients, caregivers and families. I have turned to them on numerous occasions and have always received compassionate support. I would like to raise at least $500 so that support can continue to be provided to other families.
This past year has brought some positive changes into our lives. My mom has a new caregiver who helps with exercises and daily activities. She is also doing a trial out of Rush University Medical Center that involves PT/OT/nurses/social workers coming over to provide in-home care. This saves my parents the stress of driving to the city for doctors appointments and more importantly provides my mom with even better care.
Thank you for taking the time to visit this page and please consider donating (and calling/visiting - it really goes a long way!!). THANK YOU!