Karen Ring, Ph.D., of San Francisco, CA, is going the distance for Parkinson’s. On Sunday, March 26, she will run the United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll San Francisco Half Marathon to raise funds for the Parkinson’s Foundation. She’s already surpassed her fundraising goal, raising more than $1,500 in honor of her Dad. Hear why Dr. Ring joined our Champions team and learn how you can get involved.
Life can change dramatically after a Parkinson’s diagnosis. As the disease progresses, it’s not uncommon for family members and friends to take on physical challenges to honor loved ones and support the cause. We are inspired by the athletes going the distance to #EndParkinsons! Hear from three PDF Champions, our grassroots fundraisers, about what motivates them to take on challenges for PD … and learn about spots on our running team in 2017!
Tomorrow, PDF Champion Jennifer Neathery will be running 26.2 miles in the St. Jude Country Music Marathon in Nashville, TN all to benefit Parkinson’s disease research! Ms. Neathery, an avid runner, was diagnosed with young onset Parkinson’s disease seven years ago at 32. Despite her Parkinson’s symptoms, she decided to partake in the run to challenge herself and prove to others that Parkinson’s doesn’t mean “giving up being active and living a good life.” Please take a moment to check out Jennifer’s story featured on the Alabama Local News webpage. Thank you for making a difference in the fight against Parkinson’s… Read More
Fundraise Online! What is one of the easiest ways to collect donations for your PDF Champions fundraiser you may ask? Well, the answer is simple, through your PDF Champions fundraising webpage, of course. Personalizing your fundraising webpage is the key and will get you moving in the right direction. You can upload photos, share your story and email the link to your family and friends. For inspiration, check out PDF Champion Tanya Puckett’s webpage. Tanya completed the 2012 Albany Marathon in Albany, GA and raised $1,000 for PDF. Don’t forget that PDF has entries into the sold out 2012 Marine… Read More
Are you a runner looking for your next big race? Interested in completed a 26.2 to support Parkinson’s disease research? Well, you are in luck! PDF has six valuable entries into the 2012 Marine Corps Marathon on Sunday, day, October 28 in Arlington, VA! To make you aware of just how valuable these six entries are … last week’s registration marked the fastest sellout in the history of marathon events, the Marine Corps Marathon sold out 30,000 available online entries in 2 hours, 41 minutes, beating the previous registration record of eight hours for the 2011 Boston Marathon. So, the… Read More