Submitted by Doug Zabor
Fearrington Cares offers a number of very important support group. One of them is the Parkinson’s Support group which meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Gathering Place. Our group includes 14 or so people with Parkinson’s (PWP) and their partners or spouses along with a number of widow/widowers of PWPs.
Since the single most important way to help to slow the inevitable progression of Parkinson’s, every year, the Parkinson’s Foundation–the largest Parkinson’s research and support association focused solely on research into the causes and possible cures of Parkinson’s along with information and services–organizes an awareness and fundraiser called “Moving Day.“
The Fearrington Village Support group calls itself Team “Beltie MOOvers.” We work and walk to encourage our wonderful Fearrington community to learn more about Parkinson’s and help us raise funds for the Parkinson’s Foundation. Three years ago, we came up with “Parkinson’s is No Walk in the Park” event.
This year we met at the Camden mail kiosk at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 26th, 2019 with 50 people joining in to walk one time around Camden Park. 8 PWP, 20 relatives, and 22 folks from our supportive Fearrington Community enjoyed a beautiful morning in wheelchairs, roller walkers, with canes or walking around the park. Last year we raised nearly $10K for the foundation. This year we are nearing $14k.
We’d like to be the number one team in the Triangle but we need a few thousand more. If you’d like to support us, donate to Magda Schijff by using this secure online site, or you could send a check, with Belti MOOvers in the memo line, to:
Triangle Moving Day, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.
And please, next year, when you see our Walk Around the Park in the Fearrington Cares kiosk shadow boxes, come on out to learn more about Parkinson’s and how the Parkinson’s Foundation is helping PWP locally, regionally, and nationally.