I always start my day reading the most recent research articles on Parkinson’s disease and today for some reason, I was enlightened when reading about the discovery of a new survival protein that protects the brain against the effects of stroke. This particular protein (no doubt a good protein) protects by interfering with a kind of brain cell death that is often present in Parkinson’s disease.
I was drawn to this research because of it’s positive bearing it could have on Parkinson’s disease, but also because I have witnessed the effects that a stroke can have on an individuals life, . . . → Read More: 37 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – The Iduna Protein – Survival Protein Discovered
The Stowe Reporter of Stowe, Vermont highlighted the following story in support of the fundraiser for Parker’s Climb and Team Fox that is being sponsored by The Art Store.
The Parker’s Climb Team sends a special thank you to owner Christine Holder and the Stowe Reporter for their support in raising awareness and funding that will benefit The Michael J. Fox Foundation! It is because of friends like Christine that we will reach our goal and help fund important research that will benefit more than five million people world wide.
To become a sponsor for Parker’s Climb Mt. . . . → Read More: 38 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – The Art Store – Stowe Vermont Supports Parkinson’s Research
Some events in life are as simple as a walk in the park – and some events in life are a bit more complicated! These days our lives seem to center around walking and working out and finalizing our plans for Mt. Kilimanjaro. Who ever thought we could be consumed by a mountain that is half a world away. We have been consumed; no doubt!
Geoff woke up with an exorbitant amount of energy this morning! Instead of me suggesting the 4.5 mile walk around the airport, he was all over it! Now keep in mind we have temperatures in . . . → Read More: 43 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – A Walk In The Park
It is pretty amazing to watch kids grow up and Geoffrey and I have taken great pleasure in seeing our niece Madeleine go from a fun loving, inquisitive child to a talented and bright young woman.
We have always known that Maddie is special and not just your average girl. She has always been artistic and athletic and could melt her father’s heart with a simple smile. Her Uncle Geoff has always had a soft spot for Maddie too and has said if we had a daughter, he would have hoped she would have been a lot like Madeleine.
. . . → Read More: 44 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – St. George’s Fundraiser Benefits Team Fox & Parker’s Climb
Parker’s Climb is happy to announce a new corporate sponsor for our upcoming Mt. Kilimanjaro Climb to benefit Team Fox and the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Please welcome The Art Store of Stowe, Vermont!
The Art Store, located in Stowe Vermont is donating 10% of retail sales in support of the Parker’s Climb / Team Fox Fundraiser from May 1, 2011 through July 31, 2011.
The Art Store opened its doors for business in November 2010, and was quickly recognized as the place to buy all of your art supplies in the area. Whether you are an accomplished artist or . . . → Read More: 45 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – The Art Store – Parker’s Climb Corporate Sponsor
Many who have been reading our blog have heard me talk a lot about the recent Team Fox Dinner that Geoffrey and I attended in New York in April. Today I received a video that I am so pleased to share with you.
As I watched the video, I was transformed back to the room filled with other Team Fox supporters. I was immediately filled with emotion and felt a warm rush of tears hitting my cheeks. I cannot begin to even explain what it felt like to be surrounded by people who believe as we do, that the cure . . . → Read More: 46 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Video From Team Fox Dinner
Long before being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Geoffrey developed good eating habits that includes a lot of fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, lean meats and fish. There are not many days in his life that he doesn’t include a salad in at least one meal. Not a single day passes that he does not eat fresh fruit, lots of fresh fruit.
Geoff also has a included several vitamins and natural supplements in his diet and he is always very careful in clearing new additions with his neurologist just to make sure it all works well with the minimal doses of PD . . . → Read More: 47 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Using Antioxidants In Parkinson’s Disease
Patients living with Parkinson’s disease will soon have an opportunity to learn more about exercising and it benefits, with the release of a new gaming system designed specifically for those with the neurological disorder.
Fifty-two patients are currently participating in a clinical trial which involves using the exercise system that was created by Red Hill Systems and UCSF School of Nursing. The custom designed system uses physical therapy based programs to improve balance and movement in hopes of slowing the progression of PD. The system also incorporates different difficulty levels for its users which should help encourage it’s use, depending . . . → Read More: 48 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – New “Gaming” Therapy Being Tested For Parkinson’s Patients
ECCENTRIC – [ik-sen-trik, ek-]
Adjective – deviating from the recognized or customary character, practice, etc.; irregular; erratic; peculiar; odd: eccentric conduct; an eccentric person.
Noun – a person who has an unusual, peculiar, or odd personality, set of beliefs, or behavior pattern. – something that is unusual, peculiar, or odd.
For days, I have planned to go walk the 4.5 mile track around our park here in Pompano Beach, but I continued to come up with excuses in order to delay doing it. This morning I was just fresh out of excuses and decided it was time to make it happen.
It . . . → Read More: 49 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Sometimes Eccentric Is Good
There was more exciting news this week on the positive benefits of exercise in Parkinson’s patients involving improved cognitive functions. This study was a subject highlighted at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology. This study further illustrates why exercise should be included in the daily regimen for PD patients.
Just a few days ago, I published another article on the benefits of exercise that focused on improvement in mobility and balance. The combination of these two studies surely must send a powerful message to physicians and patients as they determine a course of treatment for those diagnosed . . . → Read More: 50 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Exercise & Cognitive Function In Parkinson’s Disease