A couple of weeks ago I posted about the Moving Day National Parkinson’s Foundation Walking Benefit. That walk took place yesterday at Crane’s Roost Park in Altamonte Springs and my mother-in-law, Kay Perkins, who has Parkinson’s (as did her late father, Charles William Kinney in whose honor we walked) was well represented by her family, the Perkins’ Pack.
Below are photos and a video of the morning’s event.
Part of the crowd getting ready to walk around Crane’s Roost Park Saturday morning, March 14, 2015.
My mother-in-law, Kay Perkins, getting her official t-shirt, with my father-in-law and their daughter (my wife) Cindy.
The Perkins’ Pack team gathered together before the walk to surround my mother-in-law with love and support.
No, they’re not being rude. They just want to show off their official “Perkins’ Pack” logo T-shirts.
The first participant bursts through the banner to kick-off the event.
Kay Perkins and her family approach the balloon arch to begin their walk.
Annnnndddddd, we’re off!
My father-in-law, who is a young man of 80, pushed his lovely bride around the first mile lap. Other members of the “Perkins’ Pack” team follow in their wake.
My granddaughter Abby, 5, hitches a ride with her great-granny.
My brother-in-law, Ed, takes his turn pushing his mother’s wheelchair with his wife at his side.
Team “Perkins’ Pack” gather for a post-walk photo.
Below is a short video of the walk. It was great for all of us to get together for this worthy cause in support of our much-loved matriarch and in honor of her late father.