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
What thoughts and images come to mind as you think about the Easter holiday? The words that come to my mind are; resurrection, renewal, forgiveness and amazing grace. Somehow, the return of spring and Easter Sunday brings hope and faith that becomes a bright light shining in the darkness and this moves us to a higher state of consciousness of life and death, and those around us.
Like everything else at this point in our lives, I tend to gravitate to our upcoming Mt. Kilimanjaro climb and to the reason we chose to do this climb to benefit Parkinson’s research. . . . → Read More: 70 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Happy Easter From Parker’s Climb
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
We all want a world without Parkinson’s. But we need your help in getting there. Whether it’s hosting your own local fundraiser or participating in the Parker’s Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro Expedition benefitting the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
In March of 2010, the US Senate designate the month of April as Parkinson’s Awareness month. This affirmed our government’s commitment towards funding valuable research in hopes of developing better treatments and ultimately a cure for a disease that claims a new victim every seven minutes! Yes, that is right, on average a person is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease every seven minutes. That staggering . . . → Read More: 98 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month
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
Everyone knows that singing makes you feel good! Now researchers are trying to prove that there are significant health benefits for those suffering from long term illnesses like Parkinson’s disease, MS and even respiratory diseases.
A little over a year ago, I was traveling on business in Hong Kong. My Mother who suffers from coronary artery disease had been off of her blood thinners for a period of time because she suffered a GI bleed from the medication she takes to keep her blood thinned. I got a call from Geoffrey explaining that Mom had suffered a mild stroke as . . . → Read More: 108 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Choir Rehearsals For Parkinson’s Patients
Geoff started out his day riding his bicycle along the Sebastian River, but I decided to go for a run and to work out in the gym – I should be on that bicycle and may still ride later if the winds die down. It is so much more fun riding when you are not fighting a really strong head wind.
I kept my word and did about a quarter mile run – yeah I know it is not far, but I have never been a long distance runner. Geoff and Kili followed along behind and I think Mr. Parker . . . → Read More: 128 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Everyone Should Have Ice Cream After A Hard Workout
Being surrounded by a small nature preserve is a wonderful thing in my opinion. When most of the world seems to be covered in concrete and artificial things, it is just comforting to be able to witness nature, even if from a distance. Since our condo in Sebastian was constructed in 2007, the nature preserve continues to thrive. For some unknown reason, the condo association decided to meddle with nature and hired a botanist come in to remove what was termed unnatural under brush. Unfortunately, the removal of the underbrush has left our nature preserve looking like it has had . . . → Read More: 131 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Nature Feeds The Mind