We all celebrate life’s milestones. Birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, Bar or Bat Mitzvahs, and communions are just a few examples. How we choose to acknowledge those milestones varies with each person. Read on to learn about how a few of our walkers have chosen to make the Unity Walk a part of these milestone celebrations.
Tim Potter of Team Daddy and his Dopamines was turning 60! His family decided to use Tim’s special birthday as an opportunity to create “60 Reasons to Cure Parkinson’s,” a surprise birthday party that also served as a fundraiser for the Unity Walk. They gathered people from all stages of his life – high school friends, college friends, former colleagues, members of his wedding party, and of course his family. As his daughter, Kim watched him make his way around the room, she commented “His voice was full of not only surprise, but of hope. It has been a long road, and to have so many important parts of his life in one place, he knew that he was not alone in his fight.” The Potters raised $1500 that night towards their team’s fundraising efforts on behalf of the Walk.
Alison Brownscheidle is getting married this October 2014. Her father died of Parkinson’s disease and as a way of honoring his memory, Alison made a donation to the Unity Walk. She asked the Unity Walk to create donation cards that she will place on each table at the wedding. The text and color of the cards can be changed based on the request of the bride and groom. We wish Alison and Matt many years of happiness together and are grateful that her father’s memory (and the Unity Walk) will be a presence at their wedding.
What milestone celebrations do you have coming up in your life? Each and every one is an opportunity to combine the celebration of this milestone with your fundraising efforts on behalf of the Unity Walk. Your creativity is your only limitation! If you have a special celebration coming up and have a few ideas in mind about how to incorporate a fundraiser with it, please let us know if we can walk you through any of your ideas.