Everyone Can Join the Fight Against PD
My name is Kate DeWitte and I am a senior in high school. My father has Parkinson's so it is very close to my heart. For my Senior Project, I have been raising PD awareness and also raised $1,500 for PDF, all of which will be matched through the Light of Day Foundation Challenge -- and if you donate now, your gift will be matched too!
Kids Can Make a Difference Too
My father was diagnosed in 2005 just before my 10th birthday. PD is a subject that is difficult to understand, and very hard on a family. When I started to see the progression of Parkinson’s disease in my dad, I wished there was another kid just like me who understood what it felt like to go through the same thing.
So when I was asked to create a year-long school project that was "community enhancing," I chose Parkinson's awareness.
I worked to educate my classmates about Parkinson’s through presentations and an awareness billboard. I fundraised by selling handmade snowflakes in the winter, organizing Zumba classes and hosting a bake sale.
I hope that these small efforts have helped to educate others about PD, and I know that the $1,500 raised will turn into $3,000 because of the Light of Day Foundation Challenge (which has now raised $79,320.50).
Thank you for making a donation that will help fund educational programs and research. Kids can make a difference too!
PDF Champion, daughter of PDF People with Parkinson’s Advisory Council member Steve DeWitte
PDF's work in Parkinson's research, education and advocacy is made possible by your contributions. Make a donation today to support our mission. Thank you for your generosity.
If you have or believe you have Parkinson’s disease, then promptly consult a physician and follow your physician’s advice. This email is not a substitute for a physician’s diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease or for a physician’s prescription of drugs, treatment or operations for Parkinson’s.