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Remembering Super Storm Sandy

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

An anniversary is a time to reflect. At the one year anniversary of Super Storm Sandy, those impacted by the storm are in our thoughts. Most individuals have recovered from the storm’s effect but many are still living with the impact of the damage. We wish them the resilience needed to persevere in the face of adversity and success in overcoming the challenges associated with restoring their homes and businesses.

PUW Staff

Greetings from New Jersey in the aftermath of the superstorm

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Princeton, NJ after Hurricane Sandy

The Parkinson’s Unity Walk staff hopes you and your loved ones weathered Hurricane Sandy safely and have fared reasonably well in its aftermath. We express compassion for all those who experienced loss or hardship during the storm and hold you in our thoughts and hearts.

The Unity Walk is held each year in Central Park but our office is in Kingston, NJ just north of Princeton. We lost power, like so many others in our area, and are grateful that PSE&G is working around the clock to restore power as quickly as possible. We consider ourselves lucky that the power in the office came back on yesterday. Most of us also lost power at home but for the most part, it has come back. We were relatively spared compared to the loss that others have experienced. Local schools have been closed all week. There are down trees everywhere, making many roads impassable. Traffic lights along major roads had been out and the lights are starting to come back.

This storm had a wide reach. So does the Unity Walk. Please let us hear from you and let us know how you’re doing.

We are back at work, grateful to be here, and busy planning for April. I can’t remember the last time I was that happy to be back on email! We hope to be receiving confirmation of the date within the next month or so. We’ll keep you posted.

As the recovery and conversation about Sandy continues,  join the talk on Facebook and twitter … Pre-hurricane in search of flashlights and D-batteries. Tips. Closure of Central Park. Michelle Charlesworth out in the Frankenstorm. Post-hurricane Jersey Strong and We heart NYClosing Bell. How to help after the superstorm. Be PreparedRainbow shining over Manhattan.

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Monday, August 6th, 2012

Greetings from Jersey – here’s a view from our Kingston, NJ office.  We’ve been remembering to water our flowers, so they’re hanging on… sign that it’s summer, summer, summer time (Will Smith’s Summertime is the song of the moment)!  It’s relatively quiet here in our office, compared to April.  However, we’re still kind of waiting for the real calm to arrive.

While we’re savoring all those trips to the Jersey Shore with our own families, and longer days with after work trips to our local farms (must get as much Jersey corn and tomatoes as possible), and watching as much of the Olympic Games as possible… the next Walk has also been keeping our summer moving really fast.

Just in case you missed the last buzz:  2013 Registration is now open!  Yes the website for our 19th Walk is up.  And for those on social media, even the hashtag is running.  You are encouraged to join the conversation and start using #puw2013 with your tweets.  If you have a few minutes to spare between your jammed pack summer vacation days, please make sure you register early – there are many reasons why you can benefit from signing up before school starts.

Speaking of classes, we’re also attending a few summer sessions, to learn new tools to help you fundraise better.  We’ll let you know about them, as soon as we finish learning about them, ourselves.  Stay tuned.

Okay enough about us, how’s your summer going so far?  (Can you tell we already miss every single one of our 500+ teams?)  Please do leave us a comment and let us know how you and your team members are doing.  How are you all spending your summer?  Don’t forget to send us your photos =).

In the meantime, wishing lots of barbeques, beach getaways, and lazy summer backyard days for your entire family.  We hope you and your team members grab the bug spray and sunblock and spend lots of time outdoors.  We’re hoping to do the same before the fall/winter aka “We got the date!” time rolls around.

Please keep in touch and definitely reach out to us, especially about any of your fall fundraiser ideas.  We’re open year round and haven’t packed our bags yet, though we’re excited about this upcoming overseas trip.