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AVALON, N. J. /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Parkinson Council is thrilled to partner with the Storbeck Family, founders of the Avalon Flip Flop Walk! When a member of their family was diagnosed with Parkinson's, the Storbecks organized the Flip Flop Walk to mobilize their community in Avalon to raise funds for research and support for other families like theirs.

We knew that we couldn't control what was happening to our mom but we could take action and help support research for the cause of and cure for PD. Over the past four years the Parkinson Council's members have not only joined in our walk but have teamed up with our family to help it grow. We are thankful for their support and dedication. -- Caitlin Storbeck

This year's 2-mile walk is scheduled for Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. (registration and check-in). Registration is free, however we ask that you make a personal donation of $25 or more to help with the goal of raising $10,000.  All proceeds benefit The Parkinson Council. Click below to register:

https://sna.etapestry.com/fundraiser/TheParkinsonCouncil/2012flipflopwalk/

Funds raised from Avalon Flip Flop Walk stay in the Greater Delaware area for patient care programs and education to improve the quality of life for people with Parkinson's Disease and their families. All participants will receive an official "Flip Flop" walk t-shirt and the first 100 registrants receive a free pair of decorative flip flops! To show your support year-round, we have "Shake it Till You Make It" wristbands available for a donation of $10!

Parkinson's Disease affects over one million people in the United States and 50,000 to 60,000 new cases are diagnosed every year. There is hope, however, as scientists work towards a cure and make progress in identifying the best treatment options for patients.

The 2-mile Walk begins at the Avalon Community Center and will progress down the Avalon boardwalk looping to Avalon Drive and then returning to the community center.  Please join us at the shore to show your support for finding the causes of and cure for Parkinson's Disease. For more information please call us at 610.668.4292 or email gharden@theparkinsoncouncil.org.

For further information, contact: Geoffrey Harden, The Parkinson Council, Inc.
610-668-4292/ gharden@theparkinsoncouncil.org

SOURCE The Parkinson Council

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