POP Walk 2020

POP Walk 2020:

Our 21st annual Parkinson’s fundraising and awareness walk will be our first-ever “virtual event.” We will not be getting together in-person, but will instead host the event online, through Zoom video conferencing and Facebook Live on the original date and time, October 3rd, at 10 am. The event is the primary source of funding for our mission: to support people with Parkinson's disease, their families, and their care-partners in the CSRA. Register or donate today to join the fight!

What We Are Up Against: Parkinson's disease

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder affecting the dopamine-producing cells in the brain. Symptoms and progression can vary greatly between individuals, but they get worse with time and become debilitating to daily life. Along with the motor symptoms, including tremor, slowing of movement, rigidity, and stooped posture, the disease can also affect non-motor areas including speech, sense of smell, and sleep. It is estimated that up to six million people around the world have Parkinson’s disease. In the United States alone, 60,000 new cases are diagnosed each year.

About the CSRA Parkinson Support Group

Founded in 1991, the CSRA Parkinson Support Group is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving families affected by Parkinson’s disease in the Central Savannah River Area, from Aiken, SC to Louisville, GA, centered in Augusta, GA. We are counting on businesses, individuals, and teams of walk participants to raise awareness of and funds for our mission: Supporting people with Parkinson's disease, their families, and their care-partners in the CSRA. Learn more: parkinsoncsra.org and facebook.com/parkinsoncsra

What is POP Walk?

Four years ago, in honor of our 25th year, we reinvented our annual fundraising and awareness walk: POP Walk, or the People of Parkinson’s Walk. Parkinson’s disease affects us all, whether we are patients, families, friends, neighbors, co-workers, healthcare professionals, spiritual leaders, business leaders, or students. We are the People of Parkinson’s. The COVID-19 pandemic has made an in-person event unsafe, so we will instead host the event online, through Zoom video conferencing and Facebook Live on the original date and time, October 3rd, at 10 am.​​​​​ Register by September 10th to receive a swag package including a honor/memorial bib to decorate. If you donate or raise $25 dollars or more by that date, you will also receive a custom POP Walk 2020 face covering in the mail. Register today!

Tips for Raising Money

The necessity of physical distancing this year will present a challenge for fundraising. Fortunately, after you register for POP Walk 2020, you will have access to Dojiggy's fundraising tools. Log in to the Participant Control Panel and you can add information about your efforts on your personal page and send out emails to ask friends, family, and co-workers to support you in supporting the mission of the CSRA Parkinson Support Group. See DoJiggy's Participant Fundraising Library for fundraising ideas and tips, sample letters, a detailed User Guide to the Participant Control Panel, and more!

Our Top 10 Fundraisers:

Rank Name Amount
#1 Steve Wilkerson $750.00
#2 Andrew and Patricia LOH $500.00
#3 Sam Howe $500.00
#4 Kathleen Reynolds $400.00
#5 Richard Reynolds $275.00
#6 Robert Navarro $250.00
#7 Mary Navarro $250.00
#8 Bruce Triplett $250.00
#9 Tambra Wilkerson $250.00
#10 Penny Triplett $225.00

Our Top 10 Fundraising Teams:

Rank Team Name Amount
#1 The Wilde Bunch $1,925.00
#2 POP Boxers $1,580.00
#3 Papa Joe's Battle Buddies $1,525.00
#4 Undefeated-KHR $1,200.00
#5 Team Navarro $750.00
#6 Georgialina Physical Therapy $150.00
#7 For Gwen and Bobby $125.00
#8 M & M Plain $50.00
#9 DPT 2022 $50.00
#10 Team Betty Hartkopf $50.00

 

"The word philanthropy has its roots in the Greek language meaning "love for mankind." It was never meant to apply only to donors of thousands or millions of dollars."
— Arthur Frantzreb
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