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Michigan Parkinson Foundation - 2012 LANSING WALK-A-THON/5K RESULTS
2012 Lansing Area Walk-a-thon / 5K Run
I Gave My Sole For Parkinson's
Michigan Parkinson Foundation

The Results are in
for the 2012
I Gave My Sole for Parkinson's
Walk-a-Thon and 5K Run



On October 3, 2012, the third annual "I Gave My Sole for Parkinson's" Walk-a-thon and 5K Run - Lansing Area was held at Okemos High School stadium and cross country field. Over 500 participants and volunteers participated with high spirits and tons of smiles. Emcees Brandie Hansen of HOM and CAM TV and Hannah Saunders of WILX TV were terrific cheerleaders for the event. The Walk-a-thon and 5K run was not only a lot of fun, but a great success!

More than $31,000 was raised from registration fees and generous donations by people across the state.. These funds will directly benefit people with PD and their families throughout Michigan, as they did this year in helping to fund the establishment of the Orientation to Parkinson's program which is being held on a regular basis in East Lansing. Congratulations to all who participated! Photographs are available for view.

We will be holding our fourth annual Walk-a-thon and 5K Run next year in the same location- date is being determined.

View Event Photos:

Okemos  - Oct 6 2012
05-19-12 eastside

We would like to recognize and thank the following people and organizations for their help and sponsorship with this year's event:

Committee Members:

  • Alice and Gene Kenyon
  • Barbara and Peter Hasbrook
  • Denise Van Etten, RN
  • Joyce Wagner
  • Michelle McDevitt
  • Ray Buch
  • Rose Mary and Roland Hubbert

Honorary Chairs:

  • Glen Ackerman, MD, Department of Ophthalmology and Neurology, MSU
  • John Goudreau, DO, PhD, Department of Ophthalmology and Neurology, MSU
  • Don Hitko, past Facilitator, Lansing Area Support Group
  • Emcees: Brandie Hansen, HOM/CAM TV,  Hannah Saunders, WILX _TV


  • Lansing/East Lansing Support Group
  • UCB Pharma
  • MSU Department of Neurology and Ophthalmology
  • MSU Movement Disorders Clinic
  • Alice & Roy Erickson
  • Barnes Aerospace
  • Human Resource Management Services
  • The Town Courier
  • Okemos High School

Media Sponsors:

  • HOM TV and CAM TV
  • WILX TV Channel 10
  • WSYM-TV FOX 47 Television
  • Lansing State Journal
  • Town Courier

With many thanks to:

In-Kind Donors:
Absopure Water
Clinton Tarver- Hot Dog Stand
Creative Wellness
Dick's Sporting Goods
Grand Traverse Pie Company
Great Lakes Caring
Holt Chiropractic Center
Home Health Partners
Irene LaFrinere - Matrix Hair Products
Lansing /East Lansing Support Group
Measured Dose Band
Meijers - Okemos
Michelle's Studio of Dance
MSU School of Music Therapy
Okemos High School
Okemos High School Cross Country Team / Students
Panera Bread
Residential Home Health
Rose Andre
Boy Scouts Troop 64
Boy Scouts Troop 164
Shades of Gray Band
SOMEKO Singers
Subi Bhandari

Outstanding Volunteers:
Jody and John Webb and sons Brandon and Evan
Mary and Scott Maschke and family


Top Fundraisers:

We wish to thank all of you for helping to raise money for Michigan Parkinson Foundation. A special thanks goes to the top 10 fund raisers in each category:

Okemos - Individual Top Fund Raisers:

  • Wayne Thelen
  • Roland Hubbert
  • Sue Holben
  • Mary Chesley
  • Donald Lawther
  • Lorene Klaft
  • Lisa Haun
  • Shawn Brandli
  • Janis Haskell

Okemos - Team Top Fund Raisers:

  • Papa's Peeps
  • Sapphire Stars
  • Laura's Warriors
  • Care Bear & Kin
  • Team Fransted
  • Steve's Spartans
  • Lounsbury's Townies
  • Luvin' the Stache - In memory of JK
  • Sherri's Shoe Flies
  • Nichols

Making this day a success was also due to the participation of the following Parkinson Support Groups.

  • Alpena (from Northern Michigan)
  • Gratiot County
  • Howell
  • Ionia
  • Jackson
  • Lansing/East Lansing
  • Lansing Care Partners Group
  • Lansing Dialogue Group
  • Lenawee County (Adrian)
  • Mid Michigan Young Onset (Bay City)
  • Montcalm County
  • Owosso
  • Rochester (from Southeast Michigan!)