The Ohio Parkinson Foundation Northeast Region
Appalachian Trail - "Hike for Parkinson's"
Starts March 23, 2015
“Why would you do that?”…. “Because that is what they do!” This conversation between 2 of our lifelong friends is an example of the comments and opinions about my hiking the Appalachian Trail. Our interest in hiking the AT came as a young married couple with two sons. As a biology teacher with summer vacations, we had the opportunity to backpack random sections of the Appalachian Trail which allowed for so many real and ever present teaching moments about ourselves within the context of the surrounding biosphere. Yet trying to be a responsible husband and father, being gainfully employed did not afford us a 6 month solitary piece of time to be through hikers. However, now that I am retired from full time employment I am ready and able to experience the dream beginning March 23, 2015 and completing by late August. Not wanting this experience to be exclusively about me, I have decide to dedicate this hike to provide support to those affected by Parkinson's and in honor of my brother Bob who is afflicted with this debilitating disease. Consequently, we have been able to establish a 501 (c) nonprofit account in a partnership with and with the support of the Ohio Parkinson Foundation Northeast Region (OPFNE). It is my hope that you will consider helping me to raise $100 per mile for the 2,181 mile journey.
To learn more about how you can support this please go to www.gen524.com
17th Annual Parkinson Symposium
Save The DATE
Date: April 18, 2015
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Tallmadge Community Center
80 Community Center, Tallmadge, Ohio 44278
Check in begins at 9:00 AM
“Living Well with Parkinson Disease”
Ellen Walter, RN, CNP
Movement Disorder Center, University Hospitals
"Treatment and Management in PD: What's New?”
Benjamin Walter, MD
Medical Director, DBS Program, UH Case Medical Center
Assistant Professor, Neurology, CWRU School of Medicine
Director, Movement Disorder Center, University Hospitals
Join in this Outstanding Community Program
of Sharing and Learning
There is no charge for this event.
*** Door Prizes & Free lunch provided - donations welcome!***
Register by April 10, 2015
Your phone registration will be your confirmation
Give the name, phone number, and address for each person registering.
You are invited
People living with Parkinson's, their family, friends and caregivers are welcome to join us at our quarterly board meetings where we share resources, information, and together plan our annual symposium and other community events.
March 18, 2015
June 17, 2015
September 16, 2015
December 16, 2015
Please check the dates as they may change.
For more information call 1-800-630-3193
Tallmadge Community Center
80 Community Road
Tallmadge, Ohio 44278