Tonight’s post was ready to go out when I learned that Michael J. Fox will be doing a one-hour special with Dr. Sanjay Gupta this evening on CNN at 8:00 PM. Eastern/5:00 PM Pacific. The program is scheduled to re-air on Saturday October 2 and Sunday, October 3 at 7:30 PM Eastern.
This Bio Marker Study is one of the most important evolutions of finding a cure for PD! I hope you will watch to learn more about this study and the great work being done by the Fox Foundation.
Then I hope you will come back to our . . . → Read More: 276 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative Study Launched By The Fox Foundation
The 2nd World Parkinson’s Council is being held in Glasgow, Scotland from September 28, 2010 to October 1, 2010. This format is bringing great minds from across the world together to increase awareness and to create a worldwide focus on Parkinson’s Disease.
The Second World Parkinson Congress | WPC 2010 aims to provide an international forum for the latest scientific discoveries, medical practices and caregiver initiatives related to Parkinson’s disease. By bringing physicians, scientists, allied health professionals, caregivers and people with Parkinson’s disease together, they hope to create a worldwide dialogue that will help expedite the discovery of a . . . → Read More: 277 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – 2010 World Parkinson’s Congress
When you decide to climb a mountain, the next thing you have to decide is what trail you are going to take! I am leaving this up to Geoff. He was in charge of researching Mt. Katahdin, and we all came down unscathed, (if you can call the bruises on my knees unscathed), so I am confident in his choice here too.
Mt. Greylock has 13 trails to choose from. Geoff took a look at the various trails and the winner is, The Cheshire Harbor Trail. The average time to climb from base to summit and down is listed at . . . → Read More: 278 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Mt. Greylock, The Cheshire Harbor Trail
The Food and Drug Administration is currently considering an application by a US company to permit sales of genetically engineered salmon. Does this sound right? Does this feel right? How on earth can the FDA approve this with little to no research on what the long term effects could be on our health?
I can just picture it now, you dress up for date night, go out with your significant other to a fine eatery and order up a genetically engineered Salmon fillet with a side of genetically engineered corn and potatoes. As I am sure you know, both . . . → Read More: 279 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Genetically Engineered Salmon
Mt. Greylock rises nearly 2,700 feet above the surrounding area of Adams, Massachusetts. The mountain is colorful, and it has a steep slope that shoots up into the sky, unlike most mountains you find in New England.
Greylock is a monadock mountain, not to be confused with Mt. Monadock which stands in Southwestern New Hampshire. A monadock is a rock hill, knob or ridge that rises abruptly from a gentle sloping or level area.
The summit of Mt. Greylock offers views of the Green Mountains to the north, the Catskills to the southwest , and the Adirondacks to the northeast. . . . → Read More: 280 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – A Weekend Of Two Mountains
Saturday at the Parker House is usually buzzing with activity. Geoff often goes to the gym and finishes up any gardening and yard work that needs to be done. I usually catch up on the mail, pay bills, drop off dry-cleaning, do grocery shopping, go to the meat market, check in on Mom and start cooking for the weekend and next week.
The Elf Who Watches Over The Herb Garden
Do you ever wake up on a Saturday morning with the best of intentions to follow your normal routine and end up not doing a thing? I mean not . . . → Read More: 281 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Fox Foundation – Clinical Intervention Awards
Yesterday Muhammad Ali returned to the 5th Street Gym in Miami, Florida, and it is said that “this is where Muhammad Ali became Muhammad Ali.” So much has changed over 50 years when he trained as a young man in this gym.
The 5th Street Gym, originally opened in 1950 and quickly became the celebrated University of Boxing. After being closed down for 17 years, the gym is reopening and Ali came out for the ribbon cutting ceremony in support of the owner, his former trainer Angelo Dundee.
In it’s day, The 5th Street Gym was a hard core training . . . → Read More: 282 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Muhammad Ali Came Home To The 5th Street Gym
There is nothing better than experiencing the change of seasons in the fall! To see the leaves painted in full fall colors, to savor the crisp scent in the air that you find only in the fall, and to pull out a sweater for those temperatures that feel a little nippy at night! These are all things that we just cannot do in Florida in the fall. The mountains – there is just no better place to be when the fall season comes calling.
Year after year, Geoff and I say we are going to plan a trip to the . . . → Read More: 283 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Mount Greylock – Parker’s Climb For The Fox Foundation
Since the launch of Parker’s Climb, I seem to gravitate towards websites, videos and stories of individuals who are dedicating themselves to charitable causes. There are so many movements occurring in the world, by some really incredible people.
Many of the stories that I read illustrate that these agents of change share a personal sameness, or similar characteristics. I oftentimes get the feeling that there is a shared gene in these individuals, and in many instances, I have learned that these people will not be silenced until they achieve the results that they are seeking.
I find these founders fascinating . . . → Read More: 284 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – We Are (The No Kill Movement), A Bio on Nathan J. Winograd
EVERYONE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD – ONE STEP AT A TIME! Whether it is one volunteer hour, or one person spreading the word about Parker’s Climb, or a one dollar donation for Parkinson’s disease research – together we can change the world! A local fitness center in Pendleton, Indiana is doing just that!!
The Beautiful Town of Historic Pendleton, Indiana
When we launched Parker’s Climb, one of the first people to step up to the plate to promote and raise funds for Parkinson’s disease research was my long-time friend, Connie. She was immediately interested in helping to raise money . . . → Read More: 285 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – MYTIME Fitness – Training For PD Research In Pendleton, Indiana