Originally I was excited to be a part of this as my father had suffered from PD. In the ’80s and the treatment then was so limited it was heartbreaking to watch an otherwise healthy person be so debilitated
Participating in the last 2 treks has been very rewarding and reinforced my original reason for hiking which was to improve the awareness of Parkinson’s throughout the world as well as raise funds towards the research and cure for Parkinson’s. An additional benefit this trek is that the funds that are raised will go directly to the Parkinson’s Association of San Diego which provides valuable services for PD patients and their families in day to day living and emotional support.
Now I wouldn’t miss being a part of the fun being with our group of hikers my passionate friend Sherrie Gould that works tirelessly for the cure and care of PD and all the wonderful people we meet throughout the towns, villages, and world. They will be my friends for life!!