Gold’s Gym in Annandale, VA, has been incredibly good to me. I’ve (over)documented my success with endurance training at reducing the side effects of my medication and, more importantly, calming my tremor. The gym even features my personal video on their home page – http://www.goldsgym.com/gyms/virginia/annandale/11
So I thought that I would launch this year’s fundraising effort for the Parkinson’s Unity Walk at the gym (my fundraising page: http://unitywalk.kintera.org/2013/bettina).
My trainer, Brian, has volunteered to teach a boot camp class, and he’s invited some women from a pro-am Team USA Football team he helps train to come in and meet and great too. I’m in the process of getting a chiropractor, physical therapist, and masseuse in to offer free consultations, and there will be Gold’s Gym attire raffled off as well.
The donation at the door is $20 cash – $15 of which will go directly to the Unity Walk, who then distributes 100% of the funds raised to a variety of excellent organizations supporting research and treatment efforts to fight Parkinson’s Disease.
Please join us on Sunday, April 7, between noon and 5pm. You can come in and hang out or work out. Bring your friends and their friends too. I’m also looking for other people to donate their time and skills to the event to help raise awareness and money – if you know a good photographer (or are one!), please have them e-mail me through this blog.