Jim "Parky" Wetherell Cycles for Parkinsons

8 Day/500 mile Parkinson Survivor Ride
May 15, 2002

Jim “Parky” Wetherell has Parkinson’s. Yet he challenges his disease by cycling hundreds of miles. On May 15th, Parky’s will embark on an 8 day/500 mile “Parkinson’s Survivor Ride.” This is Parky’s third such journey, but his first time raising funds for The Parkinson Alliance. Parky will begin in Hemet, California, meandering various towns, until he joins with the Great Western Bicycle Rally.

In 2000 Parky received a standing ovation from some 1,500 riders at the Great Western Bicycle Rally awards banquet when it was announced that he had ridden the farthest. At the Rally last year, Parky was elected to be the "Honorary Mayor of Bicycletown-2002.”

Please join us in applauding Parky. You can e-mail him encouragement at parky@netzon.net or donate to the Alliance on his name. To learn more about Parky, please visit his Web site at www.IneverGiveUp.org.