Parkinson's Champions @ Home is a virtual team for athletes across the country who want to set a personal fitness goal while raising funds and awareness for people living with Parkinson's disease (PD).
Who can participate?
All fitness levels are welcome! We encourage athletes to choose a fitness goal that is right for them. Complete your challenge individually or recruit the whole family to take part. Exercise is the easiest proven tool to manage and reduce the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease! Once you register, share your story, update your mileage and #Run4PD or #BeatPD.
How do I start fundraising?
There is no fundraising requirement, but every mile you run and dollar you raise helps bring us closer to a world without PD.
Set a goal for yourself – do you want to raise $262 for the 26.2 miles in a marathon? Or $900 for the 90,000 people diagnosed with PD each year? Set a meaningful goal for yourself and get ready to fundraise.
What is JustGiving?
JustGiving is a website dedicated to crowdfunding (or peer to peer fundraising) that allows you to create your own fundraising page, upload a photo, share updates, and post your link on social media. JustGiving hosts your page, processes donations, and works seamlessly with the Parkinson’s Foundation.
What fitness challenge should I set?
The fitness goal or distance you choose is up to you! We encourage all participants to check with their doctors before engaging in new types of physical activity. When it comes to training – pick a program that is right for you (there are hundreds to choose from on the internet) or if you are planning to run, use one of our pre-set training plans:
Do I need to connect to Strava?
Strava is a free app for your smart phone that can track your mileage, run time, and route. You don’t have to connect to Strava – you can manually add your mileage on your participant page, but if you’d like to use the Strava app to upload mileage follow the steps below:
New to Strava? You can register here for free.
HOW TO CONNECT STRAVA
Once you've setup a Strava account, make sure you've logged in to your fundraising page first then ...
- Go to Edit Page
- Select Fitness
- Click the Connect Strava button
If you don't want to use Strava, you can use the Log Fitness button on your page activity feed to track your distance.
HOW TO FIND YOUR ROUTE
Put your best foot forward and use Strava's local guides to find route inspiration near you.
How do I run with my family, run family, 4-legged friend?
Once you’re registered you can start a team! Invite the neighborhood to get involved or challenge your friends in different states. You can set a team distance goal and then add your activity (through Strava) or manually on your fundraising page. Post photos of you and the team on social media and tag us @ParkinsonDotOrg or use the hashtag #Run4PD or #BeatPD.
If you have questions about the Foundation or this program, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about Parkinson’s disease, call our toll-free Helpline at 1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636).