There is just something powerful about saying 100 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro! I still remember writing a post titled Parker’s Climb – The First 100 Days, and at that time it felt like we were light years away from stepping foot on Mt. Kilimanjaro. As I always say, “Time stops for no one” and nothing is more true than for those who are living with Parkinson’s disease! And that brings me to why the Parker Family chose to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro to begin with!
The Logo Created By Russ Ackner – July 2010 – Now Widely Recognized
Parker’s Climb . . . → Read More: 100 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Parker’s Climb Memories To Build The Team
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
With the Christmas holiday behind us, we quickly switch gears and start thinking about how we are going to celebrate New Year’s Eve. I read a poll that said 67% of Americans prefer to stay home on New Year’s Eve – that number seems a little high to me but I must openly admit that Geoffrey and I generally fall into that category. This year we will enjoy dinner with good friends which might just keep us awake to midnight.
I began to wonder how people in Tanzania celebrate the New Years holiday, prompting me to do a little reading . . . → Read More: 189 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – New Years – Tanzania Style
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
This is the 100th post for www.parkersclimb.com. When I sat down tonight to write, I was unaware that I would be writing the 100th post on Parker’s Climb. I knew it was getting close, but it is just not something that you realize when the clock is ticking towards the goal.
Parker’s Climb post NUMBER 100!! On one hand the time has flown by so fast that I am just amazed! On the other hand, since I just wrote the title at 264 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro, it still seems like a life time from now until we will really . . . → Read More: 264 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Parker’s Climb – The First Hundred Days
Later this week, on October 9th, John Lennon would be turning 70 years old, if he were still alive. I find that statement so hard to believe. I always remember Lennon’s birthday because on October 10th, my Dad will turn 78 years old. I just cannot imagine in my wildest dreams that my father is just 8 years older than Lennon would have been.
It is not that my Dad fits the profile for a typical 78 year old. He really acts far younger than most 78 year old men in my opinion. I just find it inconceivable that my . . . → Read More: 272 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – John Lennon – Remembered – 70Th Birthday
EVERYONE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD – ONE STEP AT A TIME! Whether it is one volunteer hour, or one person spreading the word about Parker’s Climb, or a one dollar donation for Parkinson’s disease research – together we can change the world! A local fitness center in Pendleton, Indiana is doing just that!!
The Beautiful Town of Historic Pendleton, Indiana
When we launched Parker’s Climb, one of the first people to step up to the plate to promote and raise funds for Parkinson’s disease research was my long-time friend, Connie. She was immediately interested in helping to raise money . . . → Read More: 285 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – MYTIME Fitness – Training For PD Research In Pendleton, Indiana
When Geoffrey and I launched Parker’s Climb, I guess you could say I entered into a different zone in life. My focus shifted from living with Parkinson’s disease, as a way of life – to living life, as a way to end Parkinson’s disease.
I have read more about it, I have had contact with more individuals living with it, and this disease has manifested it’s self into my psyche. There is hardly a moment in my conscious mind, or my unconscious mind, that Parker’s Climb, and our mission is not consuming me.
I hand out business cards, I tell . . . → Read More: 288 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – What Gives 365 – Betty Londergan
September 15th is a very special day in the Parker family! It is the day that our youngest “Little Parker” was born! Madeleine was welcomed into the world on September 15, 1994 and today is her Sweet 16th Birthday!
When I think back on my most special birthdays, I seem to recall that 16 was a among the most anticipated because I would soon get my drivers license. Wow, how does anyone turn their child loose in a car at this age? I am sure it is a question that crossed the minds of my parents at the time, and I must have convinced . . . → Read More: 291 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Madeleine – Sweet 16!
What is there about the human spirit that causes us to want to reach beyond our normal physical limits – beyond the bar that our minds or bodies has become comfortable with or accustomed to? This is certainly a question I have pondered since launching Parker’s Climb.
My original decision to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro really had nothing to do with getting in shape, even though I have a husband who lives to exercise. I always wanted to be in better physical shape but hoped to acheive that by sitting on the porch watching others jogging by. Yeah, I know, it . . . → Read More: 298 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Amputee Veterans Stand Up to Mount Kilimanjaro