Like everything in life, they say too much of a good thing can be bad for you! How many times have you heard this in your life? In this case, researchers have created a computer model that can be compared to the tipping point in the brain, which ultimately could be the cause for Parkinson’s disease.
The one thing that there can not be too much of is continued research in the study to find the cure for this mysterious disease. But, like most things in life, this too comes at a cost – and for this reason, Parker’s Climb . . . → Read More: 94 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Critical Research Comes At A Cost
One of the greatest virtues in life is to be known for ones generosity, and an anonymous Canadian donor certainly fits this profile! With a second anonymous donation of $600,000 being made from this donor to fund Parkinson’s disease research, their generous contributions now total $1.6 million dollars!
What an awesome way to start National Parkinson’s Awareness Month throughout the world. I hope is is a sign of robust donations to the many foundations and researchers who are seeking better treatments and a cure during the month of April!
Donor aids Parkinson’s research THE STARPHOENIX APRIL 1, 2011 . . . → Read More: 95 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Give Generously During Parkinson’s Awareness Month
Caffeine reduces risk of Parkinson’s – As Reported by the Harvard School of Public Health
When Geoffrey reads this post, he will cringe because he is not a huge coffee drinker, and he is not totally convinced that this research holds true. The research is not new news in the field of Parkinson’s research but it is certainly a subject that has gotten a lot of press since being published back in 2001. Unlike me, who savors my morning coffee to the very last drop, Geoffrey can take it or leave it. Coffee with caffeine launches Geoff into next . . . → Read More: 96 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Caffeine Reduces Parkinson’s Risk – Harvard Study Findings
We all want a world without Parkinson’s. But we need your help in getting there. Whether it’s hosting your own local fundraiser or participating in the Parker’s Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro Expedition benefitting the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
In March of 2010, the US Senate designate the month of April as Parkinson’s Awareness month. This affirmed our government’s commitment towards funding valuable research in hopes of developing better treatments and ultimately a cure for a disease that claims a new victim every seven minutes! Yes, that is right, on average a person is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease every seven minutes. That staggering . . . → Read More: 98 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month
Tonight Geoffrey and I had the pleasure of attending the 10 Mountains, 10 Years documentary which premiered at the Palm Beach International Film Festival in Delray Beach, Florida. It was a vivid reminder as to what drives us beyond our comfort zone when we need to bring change to the world for others.
The first time I wrote for Parker’s Climb, as we officially launched our year long fundraiser, the title was 364 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – and that day seemed like it would be an eternity before our walking shoes would take their first steps on that . . . → Read More: 99 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – 10 Mountains, 10 Years Inspires All
There is just something powerful about saying 100 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro! I still remember writing a post titled Parker’s Climb – The First 100 Days, and at that time it felt like we were light years away from stepping foot on Mt. Kilimanjaro. As I always say, “Time stops for no one” and nothing is more true than for those who are living with Parkinson’s disease! And that brings me to why the Parker Family chose to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro to begin with!
The Logo Created By Russ Ackner – July 2010 – Now Widely Recognized
Parker’s Climb . . . → Read More: 100 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Parker’s Climb Memories To Build The Team
A major breakthrough in Parkinson’s research has been announced this week by Stanford University scientist. This could be yet another step in the fight to find drug therapies and a cure for Parkinson’s disease.
This compelling research became possible because DNA was donated by the Mother of Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google. Sergey Brin has been an amazing supporter of research and has bravely undergone testing to see if this disease could also be in his future because of his Mother’s disease.
This research, and many more studies that are occurring across the world, are a reminder that funding . . . → Read More: 101 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Stanford University Advances Parkinson’s Research
Spring brings the return of the Bouganvilla in Florida
As sure as the sun rises in the morning and sets in the evening, so comes a beautiful spring each year at our Florida home. March is the month that our temperatures start creeping back into the 80′s and 90′s, and we are reminded how precious the winter has really been.
I have always loved flowers, plants and trees, and even when I was a youngster, I had my hands in the dirt right beside my Grandmother and my Mother. Both of them were blessed with green thumbs and I . . . → Read More: 102 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Stopping To Smell The Flowers
Since starting to train for our Mt. Kilimanjaro climb for Parkinson’s research in July, part of my training has involved developing better eating habits. You see, my whole life I have skipped breakfast and one cannot climb mountains without fuel in the body to power it!
I learned this well known fact the hard way on the day the Parker’s Climb team climbed Mt. Katahdin, Maine’s highest mountain. When the rest of the Parker’s Climb team was busy scarfing down morning neutrition, I just did not have the stomach to force down a bite of food. An hour into the . . . → Read More: 103 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – March Is National Nutrition Month