Fundraising Page for Cody Ledsworth
Date of Event: 5/15/2013
Location: Houghton Lake MI to Muskegon Lake, MI (216 miles)
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My grandmother was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2002. After over 10 years with the disease, it has really started to take its toll; she can hardly speak or move on her own, and my grandfather has to spoon feed her and change her clothes for her. Seeing her like this recently really made me sad and I felt compelled to do something. I had already planned to kayak the Grand River for fun this summer so I thought why not do it as a fundraiser? However with recent flooding and the backing out of my friend, the Grand River is too dangerous for me to navigate alone. So I've switched to the Muskegon River, which is 36 miles shorter and slower flowing. The fundraiser won't be enough to save my own grandmother, but I hope it raises awareness and helps save future people afflicted with Parkinson's.
As a Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) Champion, I am working to raise funds to improve the lives and futures of people touched by Parkinson’s and to ultimately find a cure.
Did you know that nearly one million people in the United States are living with Parkinson’s disease? I am organizing my PDF Champions event in honor of these individuals and their loved ones who are impacted each day by Parkinson’s.
Parkinson’s disease is chronic neurological disease, for which there is currently no cure. But promising research is being conducted. Since its founding in 1957, PDF has dedicated over $90 million to fund the work of leading scientists throughout the world and over $37 million to support national education and advocacy programs.
Every donation really does make a difference in advancing PDF’s mission. Please help me reach my goal by making a donation today.
More than 81 percent of PDF’s funds go directly toward its programs. PDF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and all gifts are tax deductible.
Thank you in advance for your support!
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