Where will you be on April 24, 2010? Will you be at the Parkinson’s Unity Walk in Central Park in New York City? Will you be at home lounging in your easy chair, sipping your iced tea and surfing the channels?
Well, I HOPE you’ll either be in New York City walking the two mile walk around Central Park with thousands of other people who are there to raise awareness and to raise funds for a cure for Parkinson’s Disease! If you cannot go to New York City, then you CAN make a donation to support the efforts of those who will be there.
The Parkinson’s Unity Walk began in 1994 in an effort to raise awareness about Parkinson’s Disease. Dedicated patients, care-givers, family members, friends and organizations united to bring attention to the evil disease and to begin fundraising to finance research to find a cure.
200 people walked in 1994. In 2009 10k people participated in the walk and raised over $1.5 million for Parkinson’s research.
Instead of sitting there “wondering” what you can do to make a difference in finding a cure for Parkinson’s Disease go to the website and make a donation. Support a local team that is walking in the event. Or talk about the walk to your local civic group, your Sunday School class, and your book club. Encourage them to donate to a team that’s participating in this event.