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Neuro Challenge Newsletter - July 2022
Greetings Neuro Challenge Community,

July marks an important month for our country with the celebration of Independence Day. But did you know we actually celebrate another important milestone in our country during the month? The passage of the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Act will be 32 years old on July 26th.

Why is this important?
This was the first major piece of legislation that extended protections to people with disabilities and chronic health issues. What this act did was give protections to people who struggled with being mistreated based on their health challenges. The ADA, and subsequent legislation, provides protection in the workplace, rights when traveling by airlines, the ability to take service animals in public settings, equal access when seeking state and federal services and many other protections and rights.

I know people with Parkinson’s that are still working, I know some that use service animals and I know many rely on the independence accessible parking provides. The ADA may not be at top of mind to most, but the freedoms and protections it offers are taken advantage of daily by people with Parkinson’s. So, this month let’s celebrate our freedom both on the 4th and the 26th of July.

On another note, Neuro Challenge has a new program that’s garnering lots of attention. Our Fitness Walking program, known as Urban Poling, is really making a splash with people with Parkinson’s.  Urban poling (also known as Nordic walking)—think cross-country skiing without the skis—has toning, calorie-burning and posture benefits that have made it popular in Europe for decades and a new workout favorite in Canada.

On the 2nd Thursday of the month come and learn how adding specialized walking poles can improve balance, posture and walking ability. Walking poles increase confidence and the enjoyment of walking while being an effective fall prevention strategy.  During the first program one of the people with Parkinson’s said, “I feel like walking all the way home” after walking with the poles instead of her standard cane. Not only did she have more stamina, but her posture was also greatly improved while walking with the poles. At this program poles are provided as well as trained staff and volunteers to assist. 

Check out the Program Calendar at NeuroChallenge.org for more information on the Fitness Walking program and a variety of other virtual and in-person programs to support you on your journey with Parkinson's.


Yours in the journey, 
 
Sara Grivetti, PhD, CRC
Chief Executive Officer
 
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All Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson's programs and services are provided to the Parkinson's community at no charge. Please consider making a donation today!
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SAVE THE DATE FOR THESE SPECIAL PROGRAMS IN AUGUST
The Neuro Challenge Care Advisors are here for YOU!
Neuro Challenge Care Advisors have helped thousands of people with Parkinson’s, their Care Partners and families on the journey with Parkinson's.

Join a Neuro Challenge Support Group in your county to meet your Care Advisor and find out how
they can help you too! 
Call Neuro Challenge at 941-926-6413 to schedule an appointment with a Care Advisor or send us an email at info@neurochallenge.org.
All Neuro Challenge programs and services are provided at no charge.

Para obtener más información en español, comuníquese con Yazmil Soriano en yazmil@neurochallenge.org o
941-926-6413 ext. 200

Todos los programas y servicios de Neuro Challenge son gratuitos.


SUPPORT A BETTER APPROACH TO PARKINSON’S WITH YOUR DONATION TODAY!

Your gift can still be matched through the Flanzer Contribution Matching Program. Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson's is one of many organizations participating in this program. To ensure your gift is designated to our organization, select "Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson's" from the dropdown menu on the donation form.
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Neuro Challenge is grateful to continue to serve the Parkinson’s community by providing a caring and supportive space to assist along the Parkinson’s journey. 
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Host a fundraiser to benefit Neuro Challenge!


You can celebrate by hosting a fundraiser to honor those you love, and help support Neuro Challenge and the local Parkinson's Community. 100% of all donations go directly to Neuro Challenge - Facebook does not keep one penny.
 
It is FUN, FREE and EASY!  
To create a Facebook fundraiser for a Neuro Challenge, click here or follow these steps:
       Go to your Facebook Account
  1. Click  Fundraisers in the left menu of your News Feed.
  2. Click Raise Money.
  3. Select Nonprofit or Charity.
  4. Select a charitable organization, choose a cover photo and fill in the fundraiser details.
  5. Click Create.
  6. Then INVITE your friends!
That's it!  You are fundraising!  And Celebrating!  

 
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Want to help make a difference while you shop on Amazon?

Simply follow the instructions below to select "Neuro Challenge Foundation Inc" as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app or go to smile.amazon.com on your computer to shop. They'll donate a portion of your eligible purchases to us!

How it works on the Amazon App:
1. Open the Amazon app on your phone
2. Select the main menu (=) & tap on "AmazonSmile" within Programs & Features
3. Select "Neuro Challenge Foundation Inc" as your charity
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app

How it works on your computer:
1. Click on this link to shop online:
 smile.amazon.com
2. Click Start Shopping to sign in
3. Make your purchases and AmazonSmile will donate


Make sure that Neuro Challenge Foundation Inc. is selected as your charitable organization of choice when you checkout!
Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.
 
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Now more then ever it is important we stay connected. By commenting, liking, and sharing our content on social media, you can help spread information about the therapeutic, educational and support programs and Care Advising services Neuro Challenge offers to the Parkinson's community at no charge. Click on the social media icons to get connected today! Simply by forwarding this email to your family and friends in the PD community, you will help spread the word of the great services Neuro Challenge provides to people with Parkinson's and their care partners. 
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