Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Team Feffer Fundraiser for Parkinsons (9/18/13)

I received the communication below from Monique Yingling, Jerry Feffer's widow, regarding fundraising to honor Jerry in the Parkinson's Walk.  I thought Alumni might be interested in the information:
Dear Family and Friends, 
As you know, I lost my beloved husband and Andy, Johnny and Casey’s devoted father, Jerry, to complications from Parkinson’s disease earlier this year.  Parkinson’s is a cruel and devastating illness, and currently there is no cure.  For the last two years, Jerry participated in the annual Washington, D.C. Parkinson’s Walk and he worked tirelessly to help raise awareness and critical funds to improve the quality of care for people with Parkinson’s disease through research, education and outreach.  Many of you supported him in this effort by walking with him, contributing to Team Feffer or both.  Jerry was so proud that for the first two years of the Walk, Team Feffer was the top fundraiser, raising more than $60,000 each year. Andy, Johnny, Casey and I wish to carry on Jerry’s work to find a cure for Parkinson’s by participating in the Washington, D.C. Moving Day Walk for 2013, and we have registered Team Feffer in loving memory of Jerry. Jerry’s law firm, William’s & Connolly, made an extraordinarily generous gift to the Parkinson Foundation in memory of Jerry, and the top fundraiser at the Walk will be recognized in Jerry’s name.  
This year, the Washington, D.C. Moving Day Walk will take place on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Nationals Park.  I hope you can walk with Team Feffer at this event.  If not, you can support Team Feffer by making a tax-deductible contribution.  If you plan to attend the Walk and join our team, click on the following link (Join team).  If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation please use the following link (Donate Team).  If you would prefer you can make your contribution by check payable to the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area. 
Mail the check to my attention (Monique Yingling) at
3000 Garrison Street, NW
Washington DC 20008
Please be sure to put Team Feffer in the Memo field on the check. 
We all miss Jerry terribly, but are determined to honor his memory by carrying on the important work to which he was so devoted. Please support me in honoring Jerry in this way. Your tax-deductible gift makes a difference in the Foundation’s mission to improve the quality of care for people with Parkinson’s through research and makes a difference to Andy, Johnny, Casey and me personally.   
For more information about the National Parkinson Foundation and its work, please visit For information about the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area and its services, please visit

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