The Amalia Foundation was founded in honor of our mother as a way to honor her legacy and help those with Parkinson's Disease. Our mom touched many people during her life. She loved running and exercise, and since her death we have looked at different ways to honor her memory. To that purpose, we have founded The Amalia Foundation, with the goal of supporting exercise programs for those with Parkinson's. There are many excellent charities that support research and studies, but we wanted something that had the ability to positively influence people and caregivers in our own area and in their daily life. A wonderful program, Delay the Disease was started by David Zid and Jackie Russell in Columbus, Ohio. It has expanded all over the country and offers a simple exercise program that has the ability to help ease the daily struggles of Parkinson's, and delay some of the more devastating results of the disease through exercise. This program can give people some of their independence back and help them deal with the day to day issues of living with Parkinson's. The Amalia Foundation has already sponsored the licensed Delay the Disease training program in Cleveland, for physical therapists and other health care professionals. Beginning in April 2013, exercise classes begin at various locations in Northeast Ohio for those with Parkinson's and their caregivers. The goal is to continue to add classes and locations to serve our community.
Our motto is taken from a quote by Mother Theresa: "We can do no great things, only small things with great love." Help us support people and their families as they deal with Parkinson's.
7079 Navajo Trail
Solon, Ohio 44139