Mixed Doubles Fundraiser

I am writing to you today about a disease which is extremely important to my family.  My dad, Bob Kramer, was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease a few years ago,  This is a chronic, degenerative neurological disorder that affects 1 in 100 people over age 60.  There is a wide range of symptoms for each patient but my dad's main ones are the tremor in his hand and slow shuffle walk.

As many of you know, my dad is a fantastic man with a big heart. I am blessed to experience the childhood I did where he was my rock, my friend, my confidant, my biggest supporter, my best listener, and the wisest and most patient soul I know!  Those awesome qualities now transcend to the next generation - to my children.   You have probably seen him at one of my kids sporting events, dedicating his day to baseball tournament or cheering them on at the soccer field.  He still can't say no when Jill asks him for one more push on the tire swing.  He loves playing basketball with Luke on the driveway and shagging his rebounds.  He is determined to teach Kelly how to ride a two wheeler bike this year.   During our recent trip to Sanibel Island, part of his daily ritual was jumping the waves with Annie.  Nothing can stop him from sharing those special moments- except possibly Parkinson's.  Please join me in finding a cure because there are more tire swings to push, more rebounds to get, bike rides to take, and more waves to jump! 

I chose to work with the Michael J. Fox Foundation because 88 cents of every dollar goes to research programs and they are committed to finding a cure.  Whether you know someone with Parkinson?s disease, or are touched by the disease in another way, every single person can play a role in the search for a cure.   Whether you play tennis regularly or haven't picked up racket in years, this will be a FUN event for ALL skill levels so come out and play and have a great time!  If you are unable to attend this event, please consider donating to the cause.

Thank you,

Katie

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