All too often we find our­selves want­i­ng to do more — or maybe want­i­ng to do some­thing — and we don’t know where to begin. We all have work, school, and fam­i­ly com­mit­ments and try­ing to bal­ance those with just enough social activ­i­ties to keep us sane can be tricky.

Through my com­mu­ni­ty inter­ac­tions on Twit­ter, I came across a foun­da­tion that not only does great works for those affect­ed by Parkin­son’s in the North­west region, but they sup­ply the nec­es­sary sup­port and infor­ma­tion for those want­i­ng to help as well.

The North­west Parkin­son’s Foun­da­tion is a non-prof­it orga­ni­za­tion com­mit­ted to improv­ing the qual­i­fy of life of the North­west Parkin­son’s com­mu­ni­ty. They run pro­grams that raise aware­ness and pro­vide edu­ca­tion, advo­ca­cy and care.

You can help them raise aware­ness and funds to con­tin­ue to pro­vide such pro­grams by join­ing Team Parkin­son’s. You can help by rid­ing, sup­port­ing a cyclist, or host­ing your own spe­cial­ized event.

For more infor­ma­tion about Team Parkin­son’s Seat­tle to Port­land Bicy­cle Clas­sic (July 9th ‑10th, 2011) here.

Team Parkin­son’s Kilimanjaro

Team Parkin­son’s Spe­cial­ized Events

If you’re not in the North­west area, the foun­da­tion has a help­ful search tool that allows you to look up sup­port groups in your area.

You can fol­low North­west Parkin­son’s Foun­da­tion on Twit­ter and Face­book.


Pho­to from The North­west Parkin­son’s Foundation