This year I am running the Chicago Marathon to raise money for a charity very near to my heart--The Parkinson's Foundation. In 2003, we lost my grandmother Elaine Kotcher, Eliza's namesake, to a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. She fought bravely until the end and is still with me today and always.
The Parkinson's Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. Studies show that 2.5 hours of weekly exercise along with medication, can significantly improve quality of life for people living with Parkinson's. This year I will run for people with Parkinson's because this disease is a marathon, not a sprint.
Each step I take in Chicago will be for her and everyone who is suffering, has suffered or loves someone suffering from Parkinson's Disease. I know she will be with me through all 26.2 miles!
Your generosity never ceases to amaze me!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart!