November 4th, 2013 by Our Team
Imagine my delight when I got a phone call last year from Anna Costa, team captain of ”Banana’s Bunch”, asking if we were interested in having her husband’s company, Bimbo Bakeries, donate Entenmann’s Little Bites at the Unity Walk. Our response was an enthusiastic “YES” and we are grateful for the donation!
That was our introduction to the Costas and “Bananas Bunch” (formerly “Candy’s Angels”). We’ve gotten to know more about their connection to the Parkinson’s community and the Unity Walk, through Anna’s Parkinson’s CHAMP write up, which will be posted on our Parkinson’s CHAMP page soon. Our thanks to Anna for sharing her story with us. Stay tuned…
October 30th, 2013 by Our Team
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.
July 29th, 2013 by Our Team
Pack your bags! The Unity Walk is on the go; actually, it’s our walkers along with their t-shirts that are traveling. We know many of you have vacations planned and we would love to hear from you. When you pack for your trip, make sure to include a PUW or team t-shirt. Take a photo of you or someone on your trip in the t-shirt, email it to us with a caption of where it was taken, and we’ll post it on our website/social media sites. You’ll continue to raise awareness about Parkinson’s disease and the Unity Walk while you’re enjoying your vacation.
To get the ball rolling, this ”postcard” is from me while on a weekend getaway to NYC. It is taken in Central Park at 6:00am. That is when the free ticket line starts to form for Shakespeare in the Park’s production of Love’s Labour’s Lost. We waited six hours for the tickets and it was well worth it. The production was amazing, we met a lot of great people while we were on line, and the view of Belvedere Castle behind the Delacorte Theater at sunset transports you far from NYC.
The last time I was in Central Park at that hour was for the Unity Walk. Actually, for the Walk we get there much earlier than 6:00am! It’s a lot lighter at that hour in the summer than it is in April.
We look forward to receiving your photos and hope you are all enjoying your summer!
PUW Event Director
May 3rd, 2013 by Helaine I., Event Director
There are many supporters of the Parkinson’s Unity Walk who can’t join us in person for the Walk in Central Park but are there with us in spirit. Kameron Allison is one of those individuals. Kameron drove from Texas to Colorado to climb Mt. Lindsey with his friends this past Saturday in honor of his mother, Katrina Allison. Together, Katrina and Debbie Flamini make up the “Debina” of Debina’s Movers & Shakers. Kameron is pictured here with their blue team t-shirt. Reaching the summit takes determination and commitment - the very same qualities our walkers display as they strive to raise funds for a cure.
If you couldn’t join us in New York, let us know where were you as you supported the Walk. We’d love to hear from you!
PUW Event Director