Walk to a Future without Parkinson's Disease

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Pinky's Passion, the organization created by Pat Erickson and friends to raise money for Parkinson's research organizations including actor Michael J. Fox's Foundation, is staging a Walk to the Future on July 24 at the stadium at Edmonds-Woodway High School in Edmonds.

The fund-raising walk will last all day, from 8 am to 8 pm. 

Participants enter as teams and only one member of the team needs to be on the track at any given time. Teams can arrange their schedule to allow designated times for individual members to walk or plan to have everyone there all day.

Photo, right. The Unity Walk in Central Park, New York City, on April 24 which inspired the local event. Courtesy Fox Foundation.

 The emphasis is on the Fun in Fund-raiser, so bands will play, random prizes will be given during the day, and local celebrity Mrs. Wigglesworth will make a guest appearance. 

Photo courtesy Mrs. Wiggleworth, storyteller.

Three bands are scheduled to play: Third Train Running (photo, right), Shearwater (below, left) and The Phantoms Blue Band. 

Bring your friends, form a team and come walk with us as we earn money to help create a future without Parkinson's Disease

Participants sign up, then collect pledges from friends and sponsors. Prizes will be awarded to the individual and team who bring in the most contributions.

The $25 registration fee includes both an event t-shirt and a box lunch from Quizno's. The "Back to the Future" DeLorean time machine was flattened in a time warp but is still suitable for photo ops from the right angle, so people should be sure to bring their cameras.

The event is fully underwritten by sponsors, so all money raised will go directly to research and support organizations.

More information is available on the website or by calling Pat Erickson at 206-542-8777. 

Closing ceremonies and the Victory Lap for Parkinson's Disease participants will be at 7:30 pm.


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