Welcome to the 2014 - 2015 PDF Champions Page for Angie and Bruce Seiberlich/Kammen
Date of Event: 06/21/2014
Location: Duluth, Minnesota
26.2 FOR JIM AND KIM!!!
Welcome to Bruce and Angie's PDF Champions Home Page:
***To see a blog that will be updated with my first timer training and Bruce's support and training, log onto: running4jimandkim.wordpress.com. ***
As a Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) Champion, we are working to raise funds to improve the lives and futures of people touched by Parkinson’s and to ultimately find a cure.
Bruce and I are running Grandma's Marathon on June 21, 2014 - his 30th and my 1st. I never thought I would ever run a half marathon (now I have done 3) let alone a marathon! (I thought I was only half crazy by running 13.1 miles!). My father Jim, and brother-in-law Kim have been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. I have seen first hand how it affects their lives and the lives of those around them. They are truly amazing people and we wanted to do something to help them out as well as the more than one million people living with Parkinson's disease. My dad is the most active 84 year old I have seen and still manages to walk 3-4 miles every day. He has had his ups and downs, but is motoring on very well. My brother-in-law was diagnosed earlier than most people with Parkinson's disease and his career as as airline pilot was cut short. He has been in research studies and the effects have been amazing for him and for us to see the improvements that have been made. He is active in his grand-daughters lives with the help of this research. My sister Libbe and Kim are PDF research advocates and have been speaking publicly to generate more funds for research. Libbe mentioned the opportunity to become a PDF champion and we jumped at the chance to be of any help we could. What is 26.2 miles for us when Parkinson's patients live with this disease for the rest of their lives. I am also a speech therapist and would love to work with people with Parkinson's disease in the future with their vocal qualities and have helped out my dad a bit. My boyfriend Bruce has graciously allowed me to spend this momentous occasion of his 30th marathon in the trenches with him and offering support along the way. He also is a big fan of Jim and Kim, and inspires me everyday with his great attitude towards life and family. Bruce is also my biggest supporter of this running endeavor I am embarking on.
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