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
June 30, 2011 – Ft. Lauderdale, Florida USA to Tanzania, East Africa – The Parker’s Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro Expedition For Team Fox has Begun!
Parker’s Climb Team One – Pam & Geoff Parker have started making their way towards the African Continent towards Mt. Kilimanjaro! Geoffrey and I awoke early on our last morning at home, and as I made coffee, he quietly said “Are you ready to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro Mrs. Parker” My response was, “Yes Mr. Parker – with you by my side, I can do this! Bring it On!”
Bon Voyage Lulu – See . . . → Read More: 3 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Parker’s Climb Team – Mt. Kilimanjaro or Bust
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
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
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