This year, Danita Dmetrichuk of Alberta, Canada, and Leanne Bartz of Seattle, WA, marked Father’s Day in a very special way, by running the Seattle Half Marathon in June to raise money for the Parkinson’s Foundation in honor of their fathers. Hear what drives these two Champions to run for Parkinson’s and get inspired to be a grassroots fundraiser for the Parkinson’s Foundation.
Will you go the distance for Parkinson’s? At the Parkinson’s Foundation, we are building an inspiring team for the 2017 Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series and we’ve still got entries left! Coming up, we have eight runners taking on four of the popular Rock ‘n’ Roll series races nationwide. The series includes more than 20 races (5ks, 10ks, half and full marathons) all of which feature commemorative medals and live music.
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.
Each year, we recognize April as Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Will you join with the Parkinson’s Foundation in working #Together4PD this April to raise awareness and funds for research? If you’re wondering how to put your passions to work, get inspired by these five easy ways to join our team!
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!
How can college students help PDF to end Parkinson’s? For Alexandra Archuleta, the answer is simple: lace up her sneakers and run the Oakland Running Festival Half Marathon in Oakland, CA. This Sunday, March 20, she’s taking on the race as a PDF Champion to honor her grandfather. With friends and family cheering her on, she’s already raised $1,000 for PDF (double the amount she initially hoped to raise). Hear from Alexandra about why it was important to her to get involved and put her passion for running to work for Parkinson’s disease.