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
One of the items on the Parker’s bucket list is to spend time in a rain forest and that wish is about to come true. During the first night of our Mt. Kilimanjaro climb we will be sleeping in the rain forest at Mti Mkubwa. I have no concept as to what it will feel like sleeping in a rain forest other than wet! Really wet!
A few nights ago Geoff was watching a show about Africa and the wildlife there. I had not really thought a lot about snakes, that is until I watched the show. It was . . . → Read More: 10 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Coffee In The Rain Forest
Yesterday Geoffrey and I decided to brave the 92 degree heat to walk the 4.5 mile track around the Pompano Beach Park. I decided it was time to load up the backpack for the walk and proceeded to fill it with 10 pounds, made up of water bottles and ice packs. The walk was a piece of cake and carrying the backpack did not seem that challenging! Now, I just need to double the weight to 20 pounds and repeat the effort. So much for my pampering plan! It is doubtful I will be saying twenty pounds is not a . . . → Read More: 16 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Loading Up The Backpack
It is always good to introduce new drugs to help ease Parkinson’s symptoms and the introduction of an inhaled medication seems to be working well. The medication previously required administration under the skin using a needle so I am sure the inhaled version will be much better to administer.
There seems to be many new drugs in the test phase for Parkinson’s disease. Most drugs seem to be designed to replicate the missing dopamine – and we can only hope for drugs that will slow the progression and provide protection for the parts of the brain affected by the . . . → Read More: 27 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Inhaled Medication May Help Parkinson’s Patients
There is something rather surreal about writing 30 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro! When the Parker family started our year long journey, it seemed the mountain was light years away! Now we are down to just one month, and I still find it hard to believe we will be taking our first steps on Mt. Kilimanjaro in just four weeks!
Our year long journey has been filled with a lot of excitement, some moments of sheer exhaustion and the anticipation of educating others about Parkinson’s disease and our quest for the cure! There has been a lot of laughter and tears . . . → Read More: 30 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Parker’s Climb 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
It is pretty amazing to watch kids grow up and Geoffrey and I have taken great pleasure in seeing our niece Madeleine go from a fun loving, inquisitive child to a talented and bright young woman.
We have always known that Maddie is special and not just your average girl. She has always been artistic and athletic and could melt her father’s heart with a simple smile. Her Uncle Geoff has always had a soft spot for Maddie too and has said if we had a daughter, he would have hoped she would have been a lot like Madeleine.
. . . → Read More: 44 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – St. George’s Fundraiser Benefits Team Fox & Parker’s Climb
Parker’s Climb is happy to announce a new corporate sponsor for our upcoming Mt. Kilimanjaro Climb to benefit Team Fox and the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Please welcome The Art Store of Stowe, Vermont!
The Art Store, located in Stowe Vermont is donating 10% of retail sales in support of the Parker’s Climb / Team Fox Fundraiser from May 1, 2011 through July 31, 2011.
The Art Store opened its doors for business in November 2010, and was quickly recognized as the place to buy all of your art supplies in the area. Whether you are an accomplished artist or . . . → Read More: 45 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – The Art Store – Parker’s Climb Corporate Sponsor
When you are preparing to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro there are so many things that run through you mind! Even when you have had the better part of a year to prepare, there are times when your mind just goes into overload! I guess this is due in part to he real reasons we chose to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro. We want to make the Team Fox folks proud of our accomplishments, and we want to do a good job with raising awareness for PD, and with the fundraiser. I guess this in some ways adds to the mental baggage that we . . . → Read More: 51 days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Strap On The Dog – It’s Friday The 13th!