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Dear Family and Friends,
It is hard to believe that one year has almost elapsed from the time we learned that our fourth year of participation in the Parkinson’s Unity Walk would be cancelled due to a new virus- Covid-19. At this point in a more typical new year, in a year free of this virus, we would be planning for our fifth year of fundraising and walking together. Out of necessity, with the pandemic still upon us, the walk will again be virtual. Instead it is now, “Parkinson’s Awareness Month in April!”
Let us pause, though, to remember where we began. We formed this team five years ago when we lost our Aaron Ganz to this disease. Aaron never wanted to be defined by his disease, one that he suffered with for over 10 years. During his lifetime he taught us that it is important to give back, to help those who struggle, as he so often did himself.
So as we continue to participate, in any way we can, to not only honor the life of Aaron Ganz but to give support and hope to those who suffer with the disease, and for all the family members and friends who provide the needed support and care for the afflicted. There are over 1 million people in the United States who are living with Parkinson's disease - a number that continues to grow because every 9 minutes, someone is newly diagnosed.
Please help us to find a cure for Parkinson's Disease by making a donation to sponsor us as participants in the 2021 virtual walk- Parkinson’s Awareness Month.
The Parkinson’s Unity Walk is the largest grassroots fundraiser for Parkinson’s disease research in the country, with 100% of all donations going to research. The funds raised are distributed among the major U.S. Parkinson's disease foundations for Parkinson's disease research. The foundations include: (1) the American Parkinson Disease Association; (2) the National Parkinson Foundation; (3) the Parkinson's Disease Foundation; (4) The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research; (5) The Parkinson Alliance; and (6) The Parkinson's Institute and Clinical Center.
Please help support our fundraising efforts, while honoring the memory of our Aaron, by contributing to our team. Whatever you can give will help - it all adds up! We greatly appreciate your support.
Please stay safe and well and we look forward to the day when we can all meet again in person, in one big joyful group (with hugs).
In grateful appreciation,
Team Big AG