Monday, February 18, 2008
Heads or Tails Tuesday: The Letter P
Skittles invited me to join in “Heads or Tails Tuesday”. Never one to miss a party - here goes. Check out her sidebar if you would like to join in or just to check out other Participants.
Today’s theme is “The Letter P” and I’ve chosen to talk a bit about Parkinson’s disease.
I don’t personally know anyone battling this disease but I do have a loved one coping with MS. Similar challenges. She is one of the bravest people I know and I love her dearly – she humbles me with her strength and inspires me with her humor and grace.
I am a huge fan of Muhammad Ali and Michael J Fox, two well known people putting a face to Parkinson’s.
One of my favorite bloggers - Michael Manning is very active within the National Parkinson Foundation. In fact he will soon be the MC at a very important event. Check him out. He’s interesting, funny, and informative.
Besides info about Parkinson’s, Michael offers up some great movie trivia and amazing photos of outrageous cars that he loves too much and links to cool indie music and … anymore and I’ll sound like a publicist!!
Today – while reading Michael’s blog and thinking about whether or not I could come up with something for “P” – my already challenged attention span (menopause!) was captured by a story of dance therapy for Parkinson patients. Great story and wonderful little video. check it out here
Finally – here’s a link to the National Parkinson Foundation - NPF
Just today I learned, through Michael’s blog, (I know – now I sound like a stalker) how efficiently they manage donations and how little of it goes to administration.
If you’re reading this through a crystal ball, here’s the contact info for the foundation.
NATIONAL PARKINSON FOUNDATION
1501 N.W. 19TH AVENUE
BOB HOPE ROAD
MIAMI, FLORIDA 33136
I feel so full circle at the moment – Skittles’ invite, the Letter P, Michael’s blog, the news segment – it all just Pointed toward this Post.