|PD WALKERS 2009 THANKS YOU for visiting our donation page! As you can see we raised over $8000 for the IA Chapter of APDA!! We are now accepting donations by mail to apply to our PD Walkers 2010 team!! When we get the 2010 online fundraising site set up we will let you know. If you would like more information on the PD Walkers, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to our web page www.pdwalkers.org.
To make a donation by mail. Make checks payable to PD Walkers, PMB 196, 4949 Westown Parkway, Suite 165, West Des Moines, IA 50266. Thank you for your support!
Please go to www.pdwalkers.org to see a list of all team members and sponsors and become a friend of PD Walkers on facebook to check out pictures from our 2009 walk.
On October 18, 2009, a group called PD Walkers, will played an important part in the war against Parkinson’s. 53 team members walked an event at the IMT Des Moines Marathon. This was the 2nd year PD Walkers team took on the challenge of this fundraising endeavor to raise money to end the suffering caused by Parkinson’s Disease (PD). We walked in 2008 and raised almost $7500 for the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA). Our team believes that our efforts will not only inspire others with the diagnosis, but will ultimately shorten the road to a cure.
Nearly five million people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s disease – a chronic, degenerative neurological disorder characterized by symptoms that typically progress from mild tremors to complete physical incapacitation. There are currently no known ways to prevent or accurately predict who will develop Parkinson’s disease, but scientists believe that, of all the brain disorders, Parkinson’s is the one closest to a cure.
The APDA focuses its energies on research, patient support, education and raising public awareness of the disease. Advances in Parkinson’s research are likely to significantly contribute to the understanding of other devastating neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s, ALS and multiple sclerosis. The opportunity for therapeutic breakthroughs has never been greater, yet research remains severely underfunded.
Thank you for your support in our race to finish PD. Our goal was to register at least 40 athletes to walk or run in an event and raise $10,000. We did a great job and are very proud to have raised over $8000 which will make a difference in the lives of those living with Parkinson’s disease. You can still play a part in the effort to eradicate this debilitating disease.
Thank you in advance for your generous support as we strive together toward the finish line on the fast track to a cure.
LaDona and Sam