TRACTOR TRIP UPDATES:
May 16 on the road! May 20 entering Iowa and spending some time at John Deere museum in Waterloo. May 28 heading to South Dakota. June 5 an unexpected few days in Sturgis to repair the trailer. June 9 at Spotted Horse WY. June 15 Yellowstone! June 18 Ennis, MT.
To honor my brother who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease (PD) in 2021, I left Perch Lake MN on May 16 and am driving our John Deere tractor 2,600 miles to Bellingham WA to promote awareness about PD while raising critical funds to pay for support, education, and research. THANK YOU for supporting my fundraising and making an impact on thousands of people living with PD!
You may know that this is not my first tractor trip. Last year I drove our tractor the opposite direction from Bellingham to Perch Lake and raised over $56,000 for APDA and Parkinson's disease. I had such a great time and met so many inspiring people that I've decided to do it again, and I've raised my goal to $100,000! This year my trip will take me from Minnesota south to Iowa, then through South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and Washington. On my trip I will be raising awareness and creating connections, so if you live anywhere along my route, PLEASE FIND ME as I hope to meet up with many of you. I will be sharing my progress on Facebook, TikTok, and Instagram, so make sure to follow me on this epic journey!
Parkinson's disease is the fastest growing neurological disorder. Every 6 minutes someone in the US will be diagnosed with PD. Let's take action against this debilitating disease! You can make an online donation by clicking on the 'Support Me' button, your gift will help me reach my goal of $100,000. You will automatically receive a confirmation email and I will be notified by email of your support. Thank you for your generosity. TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
How will your gift be used? APDA provides education programs, exercise and wellness classes, support groups and connections, resources, research, and more. All free of charge. All gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.
APDA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and Federal Tax ID is 13-1962771.
I've been interviewed by several local tv news stations, you can watch me here:https://www.northernnewsnow.com/2023/05/16/man-driving-tractor-iron-range-washington-parkinsons-awareness/ and https://www.kttc.com/video/2023/05/20/man-driving-tractor-parkinsons-disease-awareness-stops-rochester/ and https://www.keloland.com/news/local-news/tractor-trip-for-parkinsons-rolls-through-sioux-falls/ and https://www.kbzk.com/news/local-news/man-on-five-state-tractor-trip-for-parkinsons-awareness-endures-through-mechanical-issues-cold-weather