Welcome to my Sole Support walker page. "Sole Support" is the name of the annual walk to raise money for our many local Parkinson's programs in Central Oregon. It will be on Sunday, October 10, 2021 in Drake Park. We are hoping for the real thing this year, barring smoke, snow, and more Covid! Masks will still be required. Check-in will open at noon and the walk starts at 1:30. Both a 5k and 1K course are available. My team name is Sole Mates when you sign up and/or donate.
As most of you know, Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive neurological disease affecting over 1 million in the U.S. It is the second most common neurological disease after Alzheimer's. At this time, it has no cure, but comprehensive treatment can delay symptoms. Besides medications, this includes exercise, support and education, all of which we offer in Central Oregon. For example, there are PD programs for Tai Chi, dance, boxing, table tennis, etc and support/education groups in Bend, Redmond, Sisters, Madras and Hines. These are all made possible by support from Parkinson's Resources of Oregon (PRO) and YOUR donations. I imagine most of you know someone who has PD and you can help their quality of life or others like them, by your donation of $10, $25, $50, $100, $500, or whatever you are able to do! I've seen how PRO directs their funds to valuable services locally and encourage you to be as generous as you can!
I am on the Central Oregon Parkinson's Council and encourage you to visit PRO's website (www.parkinsonsresources.org) to see all that is going on in Oregon and in particular, Central Oregon, to support people with Parkinson's and their carepartners.
THANKS for all you can do to help! And remember, my team is Sole Mates!!