The greatest thing about arriving home after twelve days of traveling was to be met at the front door by Little Kili, our little rescue Yorkie! Moments later after opening the door to Gracie’s cage, our little Green Cheek Conure was perched on Geoffrey’s shoulder and was chattering as if to catch him up on all that had happened in her life while he was away!
Sometimes, when we least expect it, life delivers an angel to your door to care for those that we love. It could be caring for a child, it could be caring for a parent; . . . → Read More: 77 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – An Angel To Our Door
Geoffrey and I are in New York for the Team Fox Fifth Annual MVP Awards Dinner tonight. It is a great opportunity to meet other people from around the country whose goal is the same as ours – to raise funds for research to end Parkinson’s disease.
We walked from the Upper West Side of the city to Times Square today and the most amazing thing happened while we were out! More than 425 people logged into our blog and learned about Parker’s Climb and our Mt. Kilimanjaro Expedition For Parkinson’s Research! Parker’s Climb has come to life in New . . . → Read More: 86 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Team Fox’s Fifth Annual MVP Awards
The clock keeps ticking and today we are officially 90 days away from our Mt. Kilimanjaro climb. It is just 3 months from the start of our quest, and we will take on the greatest physical challenge of our lives! Our nine month journey has been filled with a lot of emotion and a lot of hard work. It has been a time that I have filled my brain with PD research, it has been a time that I have poured my heart into this journey, and it has been a time that my hope for a cure has increased . . . → Read More: 90 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – The Road Less Traveled
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
A few months ago our Parker’s Climb web page was updated to include a language translator that automatically translates our webpage to more than 50 languages! Do you know how awesome that is?
Think about it, at the touch of a button, by simply clicking on the flag for any country on the right side of our website, it is transformed into another language. It is one of the most amazing pieces of technology I have ever witnessed! How I wish I had created this technology! Can you just imagine? The creator of this technology has probably made so much . . . → Read More: 106 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Parker’s Climb Available In 50 Languages
When I wrote the story yesterday about the promising drug study coming out of the University of Colorado that may have the potential to stop the progression of Parkinson’s disease, I was unaware that this study was funded by a grant from the Michael J. Fox Foundation. It was one of the Rapid Response Innovation Awards granted by the Fox Foundation in 2009. The Fox Foundation, since it’s beginning has done so much for cutting through the red tape that used to slow down drug trials – especially those involving human studies.
In this study, after successful trials in stopping . . . → Read More: 112 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Fox Foundation Grant – Phenylbutyrate to Prevent Progression of Parkinson’s Disease
When you do a little research on people who are involved in charity fundraisers, you can read some pretty amazing stories about people throughout the world who are doing good works for others. I read about one such individual tonight who happens to be training to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro – and that obviously caught my attention. To learn that he will reach the summit on International Women’s Day (March 8), it made this story even more special! (This awesome graphic was borrowed from the Grafton TAFE Library)
I love to read other peoples motivations and expectations about their climb, . . . → Read More: 140 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Mt. Kilimanjaro Climb – To Summit On International Women’s Day