Source: Gina Russo, LightOfDay.org
The Light of Day Foundation (LOD) utilizes the power of music to raise money and awareness in its continuing battle to defeat Parkinson’s disease and related illnesses such as Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) and Lou Gerhig’s Disease/Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) within our lifetime. The Foundation’s mission is to fund research into possible cures, improve treatments for patients to help improve their quality of life, and provide support for their families and their caregivers.
Nine years ago my family was shocked to learn that our mom, Joan Russo, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. At the time, none of us knew anything about Parkinson’s, but we did know that Mom was a fighter and she wasn’t going to let Parkinson’s control her destiny. She educated herself about the disease, and we followed her lead willing to do anything to help.
When Joanie met Parkinson’s patient and LOD founder Bob Benjamin, she knew she had met a fellow fighter — she felt at home. Like Bob, she wanted to help others afflicted with this so far incurable disease live a full and rewarding life.
Did you know that Parkinson’s disease costs $25 billion a year in the U.S. alone for treatment, social security payments and lost income?
That’s why the Russo family has joined forces with the Light of Day Foundation for their annual Golf “Fore” Parkinson’s Charity Golf Outing on Wednesday, October 14 2020 at the Jumping Brook Golf Club in Neptune New Jersey.
Our beloved mom will be there cheering everyone on as she continues the battle of her life. She is our inspiration as she tenaciously fights her disease every day. There is no therapy she won’t try regardless of how difficult or dangerous it might be. Surgery, medication, exercise and even boxing are roads our brave Mom has traveled.
The golfing will be done in a “scramble” format, and all skill levels are welcome. Tickets are available here — please register now!!
So join Joanie and Light of Day at this event, and meet our remarkable mother, Bob Benjamin and the wonderful LOD crew. Come on out and help us “drive” and out Parkinson’s! We hope to see you there! Thank you very much!