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11th Annual Parkinsonís Unity Walk Swiftly Approaches

Last April, over 7,000 people took steps toward finding a cure for Parkinsonís disease by raising a one-year, record-breaking total of over $900,000 for research during the 10th Parkinsonís Unity Walk. Now itís time to break the record again at the 11th Annual Parkinsonís Unity Walk on Saturday, April 16th in New Yorkís Central Park.

The Parkinson's Unity Walk began with goals to unify the community and raise donations to fund Parkinson's research to help ensure that future generations would not have to live with this devastating disease. This special day has become the largest grassroots event in the country. Participants come from every state and 15 countries to attend the walk or donate. Itís the most visible symbol that the seven major Parkinsonís organizations are working together to find a cure. In total, the walk has raised close to four million dollars for Parkinsonís research!

Register today to help make this yearís walk the biggest and best yet. You can easily register online at Submit a secure credit card donation, learn all the current information and use the free e-mail tool to invite friends to support you. Before you know it, youíll be one of the top fundraisers!

One hundred percent all of the donations raised by walkers has been and continues to be designated for research. To find out where your dollars are going, visit and read the 2004 scientific progress reports provided from each foundation. Proceeds support:

ēAmerican Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) ēNational Parkinson Foundation (NPF) ēParkinson's Action Network (PAN) ēParkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF) ēThe Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research ēThe Parkinson Alliance ēThe Parkinson's Institute

For more information, visit or call (866) 789-9255.

Source Date: Jan 06 2005