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
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
The 17th Annual Parkinson’s Unity Walk was held in New York’s beautiful Central Park on Saturday, April 16, 2011, and four members of the Parker’s Climb Team were there to join others from around the country for this remarkable event.
Geoffrey and I drove into New York from Boston on Friday evening with George and Larri to attend our first Parkinson’s Unity Walk, and I think we all came away feeling honored to be in the company of so many others from the Parkinson’s community for this day of education and commodore.
Larri and Me – with the . . . → Read More: 78 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – 17th Annual Parkinson’s Unity Walk
It is with great pleasure that Parker’s Climb launches Peter Glenn of Vermont to our retail line up to benefit our 2011 Team Fox Event! I cannot think of a better retail partner to represent in keeping with our sporting mission towards climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in July 2011 to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Geoffrey and I are extremely fortunate that we have a Peter Glenn store in Ft. Lauderdale. We have already purchased things there for our previous two climbs of Mt. Katahdin and Mt. Greylock, and I just placed our first order on line! Every order . . . → Read More: 187 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Parker’s Climb Launches Amazing Sporting Brand To Benefit Team Fox
Parker’s Climb is proud to welcome another amazing company OliveNation, A True Taste of Italy to our line up of gift giving resources that will ultimately benefit our fundraiser for the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Any purchase made at OliveNation through the Parker’s Climb website will result in the proceeds of the sale being donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
Anyone who has known me long also knows that my love for Italy is second only to my husband and family. When I retire it is my life-long dream to spend part of each year in Italy! If you . . . → Read More: OliveNation Sales Through Parker’s Climb Benefit The Michael J. Fox Foundation – 204 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro
Tonight I share a letter received from The Michael J. Fox Foundation as the 2010 fundraising season winds down. It is exciting to show the exciting results achieved by over 1,100 Team Fox members made up of individuals in all 50 US states and across 21 countries.
Geoffrey and I have been supporting the Fox Foundation since early 2006, making our first donation shortly after Geoffrey was diagnosed with PD. Like most things I do, I poured hours into researching the foundations involved in PD research. There are many great groups and organizations working to help bring an end to . . . → Read More: 208 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Team Fox Sends Holiday Greetings
When you are writing a daily blog and preparing to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain for Parkinson’s research, and to raise funds to help cure the disease, you have to set goals and continue to monitor and shift those goals as needed. Overall, the ultimate goal of Parker’s Climb is to gather as many readers as possible – to spread the word about the need to cure this disease – and most important, to drive much needed donations to the Michael J. Fox Foundation so they can continue to spearhead research that can end this disease. Parker’s Climb is doing just that.
A . . . → Read More: 224 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Glutathione Therapy – We Are Believers
In a study released November 2, 2010, it would appear that important research has uncovered some new clues to the root cause of Parkinson’s disease. The study centers around genes that work at abnormally low levels in the brain of Parkinson’s patients. There is also proof that these same genes appear sluggish in the brains of individuals with pre-symptomatic PD.
For many years, I have been saying to Geoff that it all seems so simple – there must be a little button inside the brain that needs switched back on, in order for the missing dopamine to resume normal levels. . . . → Read More: 227 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Energy Crisis In The Brain, Linked To PD
Geoffrey and I launched Parker’s Climb, our year long fundraising journey to raise awareness for Parkinson’s disease on July 4, 2010 in our home state of Florida. Near the same time on June 27th, 2010 another Parkinson’s disease patient started his journey to raise awareness and funding for the cure. Steve Quam, diagnosed two years ago with PD began a solo cross country cycling trip, traveling from from Washington’s Pacific coast to Edisto Beach, South Carolina on the Atlantic coast.
Steve Quam Riding 4,250 miles – From The Pacific Coast To The Atlantic Coast
Steve Quam at the age . . . → Read More: 249 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Steve Quam Pedals 4,250 Miles For Parkinson’s Disease