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PDF Champion to Run First Marathon in MN for Parkinsonís Research in Honor of Father and Brother-in-Law on Saturday, June 21

Mahtomedi, MN, resident Angie Seiberlich and her boyfriend, Bruce Kammen, of Inver Grove Heights, MN, are on the run for Parkinson’s research. They will run 26.2 miles in Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth on Saturday, June 21 to raise money for the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) in honor of Ms. Seiberlich’s father and brother-in-law who both live with the disease.

Ms. Seiberlich, 46, is a pediatric speech therapist and avid runner. Her sister Libbe and her brother-in-law, Kim Erickson of Stillwater, MN, already volunteer with PDF as Research Advocates. Inspired by their efforts and her own father’s diagnosis of Parkinson’s, she was motivated to take on her first full marathon for the cause. Mr. Kammen, a veteran marathoner and close family friend, is dedicating his 30th marathon to making a difference in her family’s honor.

“My dad and my brother-in-law were diagnosed with Parkinson’s within months of each other. When you have loved ones living with this disease and you want them around as long as possible, you have to find ways to get involved as much as you can. The only way to find the cure is to help raise money for research,” says Ms. Seiberlich.

Working with the PDF Champions program, the grassroots fundraising arm of the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, they hope to exceed their $1,000 fundraising goal by race day.

PDF President Robin Elliott added, “At PDF, we are grateful for PDF Champions like Ms. Seiberlich and Mr. Kammen who are dedicated to funding the most promising research and raising awareness about the impact of Parkinson’s. Their efforts will help PDF to improve the lives and futures of the nearly one million people across the country living with Parkinson’s.”

To support Ms. Seiberlich’s fundraising efforts, visit their personal fundraising page at https://support.pdf.org/angieandbruce4PDF. For more information or to run for PDF, contact PDF at (800) 457-6676, info@pdf.org or www.pdf.org.

About Parkinson’s Disease
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder that affects nearly one million people in the US. Although promising research is being conducted, there is currently no cure for Parkinson’s.

About the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation
The Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF) is a leading national presence in Parkinson's disease research, education and public advocacy. We are working for the nearly one million people in the US who live with Parkinson's disease by funding promising scientific research while supporting people living with Parkinson's disease through educational programs and services. Since its founding in 1957, PDF has dedicated $100 million to fund the work of leading scientists throughout the world and $42 million to support education and advocacy programs.

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Source Date: Jun 11 2014