The Walk Our Purpose and Goal
|Wow! Thank you everyone for coming out for our "Walk in the Woods" for Parkinson's. There were 200+ walkers, $17,000 raised, and lots of smiling faces. I hope you had as much fun as we did, enjoying the great weather with friends and family. See you next year!|
Quick reminder: you can pick up your walk t-shirt at Barrante's Cleaners, 372 Main Street, Torrington, on October 8th and 17th.
The Walk in the Woods for Parkinson's Disease is aimed at raising awareness of Parkinson's Disease, which affects 1 to 1.5 million people in the United States, 6.3 million people around the world. 1 in 272 people will be affected by Parkinson's Disease. Perhaps there is already someone in your family with the disease. Our walk is aimed at opening the public's eyes about the disease and the people affected by it.
Our purpose is to increase awareness of Parkinson's Disease. Our goal is to raise funds to support research for a cure for Parkinson's Disease.
Who is sponsoring the walk?
We are the Torrington Area Parkinson's Support Group. We are people with Parkinson's Disease and caregivers/loved ones of people with Parkinson's Disease. We meet at Torrington's Sullivan Senior Center on the fourth Saturday of each month. To find out more about our group, visit www.torringtonparkinsonssupportgroup.com/
What is Parkinson's Disease?
Parkinson's Disease is a neurological disorder. People with Parkinson's Disease often exhibit loss of mobility, tremors, stiffness and slowness caused by insufficient production of dopamine in the brain. Often associated with older people, it is now becoming more common among younger adults.
Along the pathways of the "Walk in the Woods for Parkinson's," children and adults will have opportunities to become better informed of statistics related to the disease via posted signs along the pathways. We hope you will come away with a greater understanding of the disease and a commitment to help fund research for a cure.
When is the Walk in the Woods going to be held?
Sunday, September 16, 2012 (rain or shine)
11:30-12:00 Picnics on the lawn (bring your own basket); education about Parkinson's Disease
12:00 Registration begins
1:00 Walk begins along marked trails
2:00 Celebration Ceremony - prizes, announcements, thanks
Where is the Walk in the Woods going to be held?
White's Woods, Litchfield, CT. We will gather at White Memorial Foundation, in the activity field. Turn into White's Woods from Route 202 near Patty's Restaurant. Then take a quick right and head into White Memorial Conservation Center... all the way to the museum, down the hill to the parking field on the right and the activity field on the left.