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
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
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
Merry Christmas from Parker’s Climb. Here is a look at some of my favorite things of the season this year! We are so blessed in our lives – I wish there could be a way to just bottle the joy and peace I felt on Christmas! When you recognize that all that really matters is the love of family, and friends, and the celebration of the birth of Christ, what more could we ask for? Merry Christmas from Geoff & Pam
A Beautiful Menorah For The Festival of Lights – Hanukkah Celebration
We celebrated Hanukkah with friends and it . . . → Read More: 190 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Merry Christmas From Parker’s Climb
Since its inception in 2000, The Michael J. Fox Foundation has funded more than $216 million in Parkinson’s disease research, and in their own words, “they are starting to see real progress toward a cure.”
In July of 2010, Geoffrey and I signed up as Team Fox members with the launch of our one-year fundraiser to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in July of 2011. Our official launch was on July 4, 2010 and on Geoffrey’s birthday the call came from his big brother George that the family wanted to join us on Mt. Kilimanjaro!! It was an incredible birthday present that . . . → Read More: 196 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Team Fox Rocks In 2010
200 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Writing the headline to this posts felt a little strange! Two hundred days is still a very long time before we step foot on Mt. Kilimanjaro, but no doubt the number is reducing rapidly! When I did the first posts back in July, 364 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro felt like infinity! I could not have imagined then, what it would feel like now when writing 200 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro! I guess the best way to sum it up is that an awful lot of thoughts, memories and words have flowed out of my . . . → Read More: 200 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – It is Time To End Parkinson’s Disease
An article printed by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) on November 29, 2010 reports a new measurement tool developed by the AAN for use by their members (other neurologist) in caring for patients with Parkinson’s disease.
This 10-point measurement tool is the first measurement ever developed by the AAN and I am pleased that they saw a need in establishing performance initiatives for Parkinson’s disease. Unlike many other diseases, there is little data collected and shared on Parkinson’s disease. This measurement tool will provide additional information relative to the progression of the disease, how patients are reacting to . . . → Read More: 214 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Parkinson’s Disease Quality Measures Created For Neurologist
The Food and Drug Administration is currently considering an application by a US company to permit sales of genetically engineered salmon. Does this sound right? Does this feel right? How on earth can the FDA approve this with little to no research on what the long term effects could be on our health?
I can just picture it now, you dress up for date night, go out with your significant other to a fine eatery and order up a genetically engineered Salmon fillet with a side of genetically engineered corn and potatoes. As I am sure you know, both . . . → Read More: 279 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Genetically Engineered Salmon
Since the launch of Parker’s Climb, I seem to gravitate towards websites, videos and stories of individuals who are dedicating themselves to charitable causes. There are so many movements occurring in the world, by some really incredible people.
Many of the stories that I read illustrate that these agents of change share a personal sameness, or similar characteristics. I oftentimes get the feeling that there is a shared gene in these individuals, and in many instances, I have learned that these people will not be silenced until they achieve the results that they are seeking.
I find these founders fascinating . . . → Read More: 284 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – We Are (The No Kill Movement), A Bio on Nathan J. Winograd
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