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8th Annual Walk in the Woods for Parkinson’s
September 15, 2019
The 8th Annual Walk in the Woods for Parkinson’s, will be held Sunday, September 15, 2019 at White Memorial Conservation Center, 80 Whitehall Road, Litchfield, CT. The event which will be held rain or shine, is sponsored by the Torrington Area Parkinson’s Support Group (TAPSG).
There are three walks: .6 miles, .9 miles and 2 miles
The entry fee for the walk is $20 per person. If you register before Aug. 30th, you get a free T-shirt. You are also encouraged to form a team and solicit donations for the cause. Go to torringtonparkinsonssupportgroup.com to learn more about that.
To register online or to get a printout form go to http://walkforpd.org/registration/ . Mail check (payable to: TAPSG) to:
P.O. Box 521
185 East Elm St.
Torrington, CT 06790
But there’s more than walking at work here. People are encouraged to bring picnics to enjoy before, during and after the event. There will also be a variety of activities starting at noon including games, raffle, sales, entertainment and more.
The walk day schedule is as follows:
11:30 am – Noon Family Picnics and Parkinson’s awareness
Noon Registration, if pre-registered pick up T-shirt, Activities begin.
1:00 pm Walk begins
2:00 pm Celebration ceremony, Prizes and Announcements
3:00 pm Family picnic continues, area clean up.
Proceeds from the walk will benefit both area people with Parkinson’s and the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Research.
The Mission of the Torrington Area Parkinson’s Support Group is to maximize strength, minimize disability and achieve and maintain full potential of people with Parkinson’s and their caretakers.
Last year 300 walkers raised $20,000.
To learn more, call Susan at (860) 489-1677, visit walkforpd.org or torringtonparkinsonssupportgroup.com.
Thank you to the following generous sponsors:
PLATINUM – $1000
GOLD – $500
Torrington Savings Bank
Gleeson-Ryan Funeral Home
Charlotte Hungerford Hospital
Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Jim Pescatore, Home Improvement LLC
SILVER – $250
James & Barbara Buss
John & Elizabeth Dillon
Northwest Hills Automotive LLC
Keystone Place at Newberry Brook
Rocky Hill Vault