Montana Don's Team- 2020
In Memory of Marylin Leslie
Thank you for visiting this site and considering a donation and/or participation in the 2020 Parkinson’s Unity Walk, which will be held on a Saturday (to be announced later) in April.
Montana Don’s Team was the inspiration of Marylin Leslie to honor and support her brother, Don Rakow, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2007. Since the inception of the team that same year, Marylin was devoted to the Parkinson’s Unity Walk through fundraising endeavors and participation in the walk every year.
In 2015, Marylin was also diagnosed with Parkinson’s. However, this did not change the focus of her efforts. She continued to support the Parkinson’s Unity Walk with her brother in mind and never shifted the focus to her diagnosis. As her disease progressed, Marylin remained devoted to the walk and crossed her final finish line in 2019. Her determination was remarkable.
Marylin passed away on July 17, 2019 after fighting this disease to the best of her ability. We miss her dearly, but know she is forever in our hearts. We hope her efforts will remain strong. She will always be the anchor to this team.
We thank you for continuing to support this team and the Parkinson’s Unity Walk. These efforts are committed to ongoing research to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease, which impacts the lives of so many.
The family and friends of Marylin Leslie