Date: May 01, 2015
Cardel Homes is partnering with the Parkinson Association of the Rockies in a push-up challenge to raise funds and awareness to fight this debilitating disorder that affects over 4 million people worldwide.
Participants are asked to challenge one another to do push-ups (creativity is highly encouraged), record it on video and post it on the Push-ups 4 Parkinson’s Facebook page with the hashtag #pushups4parkinsons and then donate a desired amount to their local Parkinson’s organization.
Cardel Homes will also match contributions made to the Parkinson Association for this campaign dollar-for-dollar, for up to a total of $25,000!
Check out info below to help you get your “guns” ready…the Push-ups 4 Parkinson’s Challenge kicks off May 1 and runs for 60 days.
It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3… Video | Donate | Nominate
1. Video yourself doing push-ups (creativity encouraged) and upload it to Facebook with the hashtag #pushups4parkinsons
2. Donate to your local Parkinson's organization
3. Nominate friends (one or many) to take the Push-ups 4 Parkinson's Challenge
Click here for more information.
Click here to donate.
I woke up Monday morning to a slight buzz throughout my body. “Today is the day!” I thought. I rode the BX bus from Boulder to Market Street Station, then took a quick 16th Street Shuttle ride, and walked a block or so to my destination. The buzz was still present as I walked through the door of the Colorado Ballet and read the note saying “Rhythm & Grace meets in Practice Room C.” I was 30 minutes early for the noon class. “Today is the day!” Wow!
This posting is a snippet of the Recently Diagnosed with PD blog, written by Betsy Vierck.
Almost three years ago I was also diagnosed with Parkinson's. Ginny and I became refuges for each other. We have been extremely tight, speaking in a language that non-PDers can never understand.
As I sit here remembering one of the best ski outings I have experienced in recent years, I decided to share my joy with others affected by Parkinson’s disease. The January Parkinson’s Association of the Rockies’ newsletter featured an upcoming Ski Program for people with Parkinson’s sponsored by the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC). ...
Live in the moment
- Learn from the past, plan for tomorrow, but live for today.
- Don’t put off those activities that you have talked about doing “some day”.
- Make time for fun.
Be sure your doctor is a movement disorder specialist/neurologist (MDS).
Even if your doctor is a neurologist, this does not mean that he/she has the experience or education with movement disorders that will enable them to provide the specific care you need.