About the PUW > Evan Stern
Evan Stern pioneered the office supplies contract business, as president of National Office Supply, which later became Staples National Advantage. Diagnosed with Parkinson's in 1994, Evan became involved with the Walk several years ago through his wife's work with the Parkinson Disease Foundation. He has focused his efforts on corporate sponsorship for the Walk and became president in 2001. Evan views that the Walk is "a great morale booster" for the Parkinson's community and hopes that the money raised will help find a cure in his lifetime, so he can be sure his children will never have to deal with this debilitating disease.