RAP Fundraising – Who Needs an Event?
by Ken Rankin

While the pandemic has caused Rally Against Parkinson’s to reschedule all of its events from 2020, that doesn’t mean we’ve stopped fundraising.  As the end of the year approaches, we are still in need of donations to support our mission of being a resource for people living with Parkinson’s, including care partners, family, and friends.  You can simply donate here at our website by clicking the “Donate” button on the home page, or you can commit to one of our upcoming events.  Every RAP fundraising event has these five things in common.

  1. Focus – Every RAP event is focused on getting the message out about Parkinson’s Disease and the number of people affected by it.  More than 1 million people suffer from the disease in the USA alone.
  2. Fun – Every RAP event involves an activity that creates a fun atmosphere for those with Parkinson’s, caregivers, family, and friends.  Some of these are our annual Bull Roast held in November, Music Bingo with hits from five decades, and our upcoming Golf Tournament at Mountain Branch in June of 2021.
  3. Fight – Every RAP event helps support the Rock Steady Boxing program at Forest Hill Fitness that keeps Parkinson’s patients of all levels active and working to fight the physical effects of the disease.
  4. Friends – Every RAP event offers a level of personal satisfaction for all that attend.  It’s a great way to spend some time with friends and family and help contribute to this great cause.
  5. Funds – Every RAP event offers a way for everyone to make a contribution in some form to help us meet our goals.  These can take the form of time volunteering, merchandise for our raffles and drawings, and purchasing tickets and attendance at the events.

You can keep up with these events by regularly checking at our website.  What we’ve scheduled so far for 2021:

March 20, 2021 – Music on Main, Bel Air Armory

June 14, 2021 – Golf Tournament, Mountain Branch Golf Course

November 6, 2021 – Bull Roast

Hope to see you at a future event!!

Note:  The author is the Fundraising Chair and a member of the RAP Board of Directors.