On Monday Geoffrey has the distinct pleasure of playing in one of the best charity golf tournaments in Sarasota. “The ESPO”, sponsored by National Hockey League Hall-of-Famer Phil Esposito will be played at Laurel Oak Country Club, one of the premier clubs in Sarasota with proceeds going to All Children’s Hospital of St. Petersburg and surrounding areas. This annual event is co-sponsored by the Florida Club Managers Association of America.
To date more than 30 celebrities have committed to play in selected foursomes for the event! Geoffrey will be playing in a group that includes our good friend Wayne and currently Wayne thinks . . . → Read More: 64 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Phil Esposito Sponsors “The ESPO” To Benefit All Children’s Hospital
Today two countries, the United States and France, part of the European Union, rendered two very different opinions on the subject of stem cell research, and those opinions were somewhat surprising in my viewpoint, and past history.
I will be the first to say that an individuals opinion on the subject of embryonic stem cell research is up to each and every person, and it is not my place to inflict my opinion on anyone in regards to my feelings. I have always respected the arguments made by both sides of this subject and feel it is a personal decision.
. . . → Read More: 65 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Stem Cell Research – Two Countries, Two Opinions
Written By Larri Parker Tonelli of Parker’s Climb
“I’m not ‘gonna lie, when I get hungry, I get stupid.”
“I need a nap!” I just could not keep up with the other Parkers. The walk in the Park was a “Walk in the Park”, but I was exhausted. I could not keep up with Geoff or Pam as they greeted old and new friends at the 17th Annual Parkinson’s Unity Walk in Central Park. George also showed no sign of slowing as we reached the finish.
I just had to sleep; I needed a nap or my grumpy, . . . → Read More: 66 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Bengal Tiger At The Baghdad Zoo
As storms and tornadoes ripped through the state of Alabama today, we are thankful that my Dad who lives in Florence, Alabama is safe. He is somewhat shaken by the disastrous storm damage and the unbelievable loss of life in his state, but he is also thankful that the tornado passed without doing damage to his home and to the homes of our other family members who are scattered from northern Alabama and as far south as Birmingham.
Dad is fortunate, his house sits in front of a very high, natural bluff that provided protection when the storms rolled through. . . . → Read More: 67 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Lives Destroyed By Storms
Place Mother’s Day Orders & We Donate The Proceeds To The Michael J. Fox Foundation
The Parker’s Climb – Mt. Kilimanjaro Climb for Parkinson’s Research (www.parkersclimb) offers some really great retail sites for your Mother’s Day shopping pleasure, and we have exciting sale offers and codes for great discounts!
Where else can you order great Mother’s Day Gifts, with all proceeds donated to Parkinson’s Research? That’s right – when you place orders from any of the great retailers on the Parker’s Climb website, we will donate 100% of the Proceeds to the Michael J. Fox Foundation!
The Parker’s Climb Mt. . . . → Read More: 68 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Shop For Mom & We Donate To Team Fox
Parkinson’s disease has many faces as it manifests itself in the lives of it’s victims. For most it causes difficulty in the simple task of fluid movement. For many, the disease or the medications used to lessen symptoms cause extreme shaking and involuntary movements. For some it causes difficulty in speaking, and for a small number of people, a rare form of the disease can eventually cause a type of dementia, similar to those living with Alzheimer’s disease.
No matter how the disease behaves, it no doubt changes everything. It becomes a major focus of everyday life for patients, and . . . → Read More: 69 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Cul de Sac & Calvin and Hobbes Cartoon Strips Mingle For Parkinson’s Fundraiser
What thoughts and images come to mind as you think about the Easter holiday? The words that come to my mind are; resurrection, renewal, forgiveness and amazing grace. Somehow, the return of spring and Easter Sunday brings hope and faith that becomes a bright light shining in the darkness and this moves us to a higher state of consciousness of life and death, and those around us.
Like everything else at this point in our lives, I tend to gravitate to our upcoming Mt. Kilimanjaro climb and to the reason we chose to do this climb to benefit Parkinson’s research. . . . → Read More: 70 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Happy Easter From Parker’s Climb
The month of April 2011 will be remembered as one of our best months as Geoffrey and I traveled to New York to attend the Michael J. Fox, Team Fox Awards Dinner. This started our twelve day, New England trip out on the right foot, as we met up with the Parker Family in Boston and finalized our travel plans for Mt. Kilimanjaro and continued to train and to promote Parker’s Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro Expedition For Parkinson’s Research. I present some of the highlights of the trip!
The Invitation to the Team Fox MVP Awards – The Wonderful Event . . . → Read More: 71 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Parker’s Climb Photo Journal Of April
It is with great pleasure that I present a guest post by my sister – and one of my team mates for Parker’s Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro Expedition For Parkinson’s Research!
Written by Larri Tonelli Parker Of the Parker’s Climb Team
It is Earth day! Earth Day is one of my favorite holidays. As a young girl, I recall participating in the very first Earth Day. In April 1970, while a student at the Shepherd Knapp School in Boylston Massachusetts, I planted pine trees, with students, faculty and staff. The school is long gone, but some of those pines stand tall . . . → Read More: 72 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – It’s Earth Day – One Of My Favorite Holidays
Once again, I am thrilled to see the Michael J. Fox Foundation get involved with two leading medical companies to create a drug delivery system for Parkinson’s Patients! The Fox Foundation is behind so many great projects – is it any wonder that Parker’s Climb chose Team Fox as the recipeint of the proceeds from our Mt. Kilimanjaro climb fundraiser?
This is the kind of team work we need to improve the lives of more than 1.5 million people living in the United States, and as many as seven to ten million world wide! This is the kind of team . . . → Read More: 73 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Parkinson’s Drug Delivery System In The Works