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Libby Kennard

Team Captain Heart and Sole EUGENE - 2022

Support Me

Thank you for helping me reach my Sole Support fundraising goal! Sole Support raises funds that directly support local services for individuals and families living with Parkinson’s disease. This year we celebrate 17 years of this inspiring event which unites around celebrating our community.  

I am celebrating my 9th year working for PRO!   I love my job and stand by our mission.  Since taking this job, I've had 2 family members diagnosed with Parkinson's.  There aren't as many resources in the states where they live.  I'm so glad for all I have learned so that I've been able to help support them.  

Sole Support raises awareness for this disease and the urgency to fund the programs serving 13,000 households in Oregon and SW Washington. This event provides nearly 30% of the financial underpinning necessary for Parkinson’s Resources to provide education, support, and wellness classes for our loved ones.

Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder in America, where more than 1,000,000 people live with a diagnosis. Every 9 minutes another is diagnosed. Currently there is no known cause nor cure and both symptoms and disease progression are different for every patient. The past few years have shown promising research and great advancements in care. However, there is no end to this disease on our immediate horizon. With so little known, this disease can be scary and isolating for so many.

That’s why I’m stepping out on Parkinson’s. I am committed to changing the landscape - bringing help and hope to those living with the disease. I am committed to ensuring no one has to face this disease alone.

Please consider walking with me or making a donation towards my efforts (or BOTH!). $15, $25, $50, or $500, whatever you are able to do!  I've seen how PRO directs their funds to valuable services and encourage you to be as generous as you are able. It is not often we come across the chance to make a large difference in our own backyard – helping our friends and neighbors live well with Parkinson’s.

Until there's a cure, PRO's the community.