One year ago on the last evening of 2010, the Parker’s Climb Team greeted the arrival of 2011 with a sense of anticipation and excitement as another clock counted down the days until we would climb Mt. Kilimanjaro.
I can still recall the feeling that July 2011 would never arrive when we launched our year-long fundraiser in July of 2010. When we rang in 2011 we were still a long way from Tanzania and that big mountain, but it certainly was a vivid reminder that time does not stand still. The day did arrive, and on July 4, 2011, . . . → Read More: Parker’s Climb – For The Cure – New Year’s 2012
Team Parker Summit’s Mt. Kilimanjaro
July 10, 2011 – The Parker Family at the Mt. Kilimanjaro Summit For Team Fox – Geoff's 57th Birthday
When you are standing at the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, at 19,340 feet, you truly have the feeling that there is nothing in the world that you cannot do! You forget how hard it was to get there and for a little while, you no longer struggle to breathe because you have arrived at the summit of this magnificent mountain! You have this amazing feeling that you hope will last a life time; and truly, . . . → Read More: Parker’s Climb – Reaches The Summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro For Team Fox
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
At long last, the 10 Mountains, 10 Years film documentary will make it debut in Palm Beach Florida this weekend! On Saturday, March 26, 2011, Geoffrey and I will have the honor of seeing this award-winning film that has been making it’s way across America since last year. The film is hosted by the Palm Beach International Film Festival ,and will be showing on Saturday at the Movies of Delay, located in Delray Beach Florida, and again on March 28, 2011 at the Living Room Theaters 2, located in Boca Raton, Florida.
Since the launch of Parker’s Climb last . . . → Read More: 104 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – 10 Mountains, 10 Years Florida Debut
My day started this morning at my normal 6:00 am, actually I was up a little earlier to take Lil Kili for a short walk before heading to the gym. It is a new challenge to adjust my schedule to include our little fluff ball, but it is so worth it! I have always had a fondness for dogs, but now that we have rescued a little dog that was apparently uncared for, it gives a whole new meaning to owning a dog! As an added bonus, I now have another reason to be walking!
I arrived a little early . . . → Read More: 179 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Walking May Slow Cognitive Decline
10 Mountains 10 Years – Indiana Film Premier – October 22, 2010
To my friends in Indiana – You have an awesome opportunity to see one of the best film premiers this weekend in Indianapolis, and I so wish I could be there! If I had known that the 10 Mountains 10 Years Indiana Premier was on October 22, 2010 in Indianapolis, Geoff and I would have planned to attend! It would have been so special to attend in my home state – with my friends!
I learned about Enzo Simone and his quest, 10 Mountains 10 Years just one day . . . → Read More: 257 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – 10 Mountains 10 Years – Indiana Film Premier
THE PARKER’S CLIMB CHALLENGE – HELP US REACH A FUNDRAISING GOAL OF $5,267.00 BY SEPTEMBER 4, 2010!
THIS IS $1.00 FOR EVERY FOOT TO THE SUMMIT OF MT. KATHADIN! PLEASE GIVE TODAY!
The encouragement, positive comments and congratulatory messages over the Parker’s Mt. Kathadin summit on August 26, 2010, continue to pour in from many corners of the globe. I still am finding it hard to believe that the climb was almost a week ago and that we have met a short term goal. The Parker’s reached the summit at 5,267 feet!
I am not the only Parker feeling . . . → Read More: 306 Days To The Mountain – The $5,267 Dollar Challenge – By September 4, 2010
This has been an exciting week for positive medical research information being reported for Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease. Even though the two are not specifically connected, I continue to read that a breakthrough in either disease could open the door to finding the cure for other neurological diseases. ********************************************************
August 18, 2010 The New York Times printed the letter below from Katie Hood, Chief Executive of the Michael J. Fox Foundation. To the Editor:
Biomarkers’ role in early diagnosis is more widely understood than is their critical importance to drug development. Biomarkers are the key missing link in researchers’ . . . → Read More: 315 Days To The Mountain – The Fox Foundation Funding Important Research
Researchers working on Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease seem to be making strides in tracing clues about these mysterious diseases. All of my links to different sources of media are reporting the new findings. I am feeling a little overloaded with information today. It is one of those days that I have not felt in a long while – I find the magnitude of all of this research, and the bits of information taking my breath away.
I read, more than once today, an article in the Health & Wellness section of the Wall Street Journal. I know from experience . . . → Read More: 326 Days To The Mountain – Research Overload