This March, I will be celebrating becoming a Bat Mitzvah. As part of my preparation for this, I have chosen my social action project in support of my Papa Saulie, who has been suffering with Parkinson’s Disease for the past eight years. It was an easy decision for me to help raise money for Parkinson’s research, as it affects nearly one million Americans and 10 million worldwide. Parkinson’s is the second-most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s and is the14th-leading cause of death in the United States. It is associated with a progressive loss of motor control, like shaking or tremors, and lack of facial expression. There is no cure for Parkinson’s and 60,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the United States alone.
I have picked The Parkinson’s Foundation because it makes life better for people with this awful disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything they do, they build on the energy, experience and passion of the global Parkinson’s community. I hope that one day we can know a world without this disease.
If you would like to support my efforts to help end Parkinson’s Disease, please consider a tax-deductible donation to The Parkinson’s Foundation.
Thank you for any and all donations!