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12-Year-Old Hosts Pasta for Parkinson's, Raises $2,000
Sierra Verdin of San Lorenzo, CA, rang the dinner bell and hosted Pasta for Parkinson's on April 6, 2013 in honor of her grandfather who lives with the disease. The 12-year-old raised more than $2,000 for PDF by selling tickets for the dinner and raffle, which featured prizes donated by local businesses.
After watching how Parkinson's limited her grandfather's activity outside of his home, she was inspired to organize a benefit in his honor.
“I just want my Papa to know that people do support him and love him. He is very fun and exciting. I think there are many people just like him who feel pent up in their homes because living with Parkinson's makes them feel nervous or uneasy about doing everyday things like me and you,” says Ms. Verdin.
The following is a letter received by PDF:
May 28, 2013
Dear Sir or Madame,
I would like to donate $52 to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation. As a fifth grader, I have been making potholders for Parkinson's as a school project at Deer Park Elementary in Owensboro, KY, to make our world a better place and help find a cure.
Girls, on behalf of all us people with Parkinson's disease,