NOW:53208:USA01012
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA01012
72°
H 72° L 45°
Clear | 12MPH

Register Now for Moving Forward: Ride/Walk for Parkinson’s Disease

Sept. 16, 2012

Event Benefits Community Outreach and Education Programs
for Parkinson’s Disease

The fourth annual Moving Forward: Ride/Walk for Parkinson’s Disease will be held Sunday, October 7, in Dousman, Wis. Proceeds from this annual fundraiser benefit Parkinson’s patient and family education and support, community exercise programs and research through the Parkinson’s and Movement Disorder Program at Froedtert and The Medical College of Wisconsin.

Registration includes the ride or walk, lunch, kids’ fun area, a silent auction, a raffle and Moving Forward T-shirt. Bicyclists choose a 30-mile ride or a 10-mile ride. Walkers choose among three walks ranging from one mile to a 5K.

An estimated 1.5 million people in the United States are living with Parkinson’s disease. The Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders program at Froedtert & the Medical College is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people who face the challenges of Parkinson’s. The program offers comprehensive care and a team-based approach that includes movement disorder neurologists, physical, occupational and speech therapists, a neuropsychologist and other specialists dedicated to patient care.

“I feel so inspired when I see Parkinson’s patients getting great exercise and having fun with their families and friends at the Moving Forward: Ride/Walk for Parkinson’s Disease,” Maureen Gile said.

Gile, a member of the organizing committee for the event, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s six years ago at age 36. She credits exercise for helping her balance the challenges of the disease with caring for her family and managing her job.

Moving Forward is held at Cory Park, 140 S. Main St., Dousman, Wis. 53118, located south of I-94 and Delafield Rd. in the Kettle Moraine State Forest. Registration for cyclists is $45, for individual walkers $20 and families $40. To register, visit http://www.active.com/cycling/dousman-wi/moving-forward-ride-walk-for-parkinsons-2012

Maps, volunteer, team and sponsor information, start times and an opportunity to donate are also on the site. You may also call Vicki Conte, Community Outreach Coordinator, Department of Neurology, at 414-805-8326.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Ask NOW: When will the lanes on Burleigh Street near Highway 45 be less confusing? 4/15

» In helping others, Bachman became 'Mr. Wauwatosa' 4/12

» City says goodbye to 'Mr. Wauwatosa' 4/9

» Three new Bartolotta restaurants announced for Mayfair Collection 4/8

» Vukmir releases records related to ALEC work 4/4

» Voters disagree with Citizens United ruling 4/2

» Brian Bawden elected to Wauwatosa School Board 4/1

» Jason Kofroth elected District 7 alderman 4/1

» Michael Walsh elected District 4 alderman 4/1

» Matt Stippich wins District 1 aldermanic seat 4/1

» Body found in Tosa identified as James Kieckbusch, 57 4/1

» Body found at border of Elm Grove and Wauwatosa Updated:  4/1

» Michael Lovell's move is a net gain for Milwaukee, business leaders say 3/26

» Wauwatosa police seek suspect in BMO Harris Bank robbery 3/14

» Firm in line for $7.2 million MMSD contract didn't show qualifications Updated:  3/11

» West advances with 75-4 win over James Madison 3/4

» Milwaukeeans share paczki on social media 3/4

» Whitefish Bay finds its tempo, downs Tosa East 2/28

» Messmer rallies to beat Tosa West 2/28

» East's Wheeler's free throws lead to upset of Shorewood 2/25

» Wauwatosa West 'We the People' team making another run in national competition 2/25

» Menomonee River Parkway segment closed to through traffic 2/24

» Salmon's 31 sparks Raiders past Spartans, 50-34 2/21

» Jury fails to reach verdict in firearm silencer case for gun collector 2/20

» Lawyer testifies why he bought silencer during reverse sting Updated:  2/20

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss
Deal Watch - Milwaukee

Milwaukee's Best Discounts & Deals

Local Business Directory

CONNECT