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Participant Information

LaDona Molander


I have recently formed a team called PD Walkers, and invited my friends and family to join me. We are walking in the IMT Des Moines Marathon on October 19, 2008. We have over 55 athletes signed up to walk an event (5k, half marathon or full marathon) to raise awareness for PD and our financial goal is to raise $10,000 to benefit the APDA Iowa Chapter. I am walking the full marathon along with 10 of my friends and my sister. There are 8 walking or running the half marathon and the rest are walking or running the 5k. My daughter's DECA teacher recruited 15 of his students to join in the 5k walk. She also recruited 5 of her friends to walk with her. My husband, Jeff, and our 2 boys, Ryan, 9th grader and Reed, 8th grader will also walk the 5k.

My fellow diagnosed PD Walkers, Sam Erwin, the Director of the APDA I&R Center in Des Moines, Iowa will join me in the marathon walk and Rick Wyatt, a new friend, will be riding his bike, but will walk across the finish line of the 5k.

The attached words were given to me while on one of my training walks.

I hope you enjoy it...
live, love and laugh,