There are several fun opportunities coming up in September and October to raise money for Parkinson’s Disease. Donations right now are particularly critical because federal government research funding is getting hammered by sequestration. Thank you for your support! I truly believe we are close to breakthroughs on PD — we just need the money to keep the research momentum going!
Here’s the opportunities:
—Credit Card Clicking: Sat., 9/28, 2013 WA Optimism Walk. You can fund me on my walk! An easy click on my fund-raising page. http://apdaparkinson.donordrive.com/participant/LauraKG
—Walking: 2013 WA Optimism Walk. Sat. Sept. 28, Lincoln Park in West Seattle. Show up between 10 and 11 am to walk with me. $10 registration. http://apdaparkinson.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=686
—Scavenger Hunting: Ballard, Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 11:00 am. You pursue local geographical clues to build up points while working against the clock. If you’ve ever done “Street Scrambles”, this is the same. $35 a person for 2-3 people. (Must have at least two people on your team, and no more than three.) Registration will be open from 10:00 to 10:45. You must arrive in time to pick-up your instructions and your team must be present and ready to race by 11:00 am. There will be a post-race party from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Sounds like fun, but I will be (ironically) at the World Parkinson Congress. Hope someone else puts together a team and lets me know what the Adventure Race was like!http://www.adventureraceforparkinsons.org/
—Dining: Thursday, October 24, 5:30. Dinner and Auction for Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation at everyone’s favorite charity dinner location, Herban Feast, 3200 First Avenue South down in SoDo. The guest of honor is Jonathan Poneman, co-founder of Sub Pop Records (think Kurt Cobain, grunge, Courtney Love, etc.) He recently revealed his PD diagnosis and is raising money for PD. (See my blog post.) Dinner is $150. See http://www.nwpf.org/ for information. To register, please contact the NWPF Office at (206) 748-9481 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.