April is Parkinson's Awareness Month. In honor of our mom, my sisters and I will be running in not one but TWO races this year to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
Please take a minute to read the article written by my sister Kelly and click the link below to donate to an amazing cause!
We are a team of 3 sisters, Kelly, Bridget, and Megan Raiano. 5 years ago we had all just gotten back from a whirlwind family trip to Italy, we had the time of our lives, but our mother, Carol, was starting to notice that she couldn't quite keep up with the rest of us. The trip took a physical toll on her that it had not on the remaining 4 of us. A few months later she was diagnosed with Parkinson's Diease.
We have spent the last 5 years learning not only about the disease, but what we can do to help and now we're taking a step up! This year we're running at least twice - maybe more! All 3 of us, plus Dad, will be running the York Hospital 5k Road Race in our vacation town of York Beach, ME in June. And we're going to be BOUNCING back to the Inflatible 5k, this year in Salem, NH in September as Team Fox members. We're running in support of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, and in honor of our mother. Why shouldn't fundraising be fun, right?!
Last year, our mother's Parkinson's Specialist gave our mother some good news - she most likely has 10 more years of good function to look forward too! Good news like this would not be possible without the research funded and pushed for by the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. 5 years ago we were unsure of the path we were all about to go down and now we have not only a much better picture but hope for more years to come! Please help us reach our fundraising goal to support this wonderful foundation and bring awareness to this disease.