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One of Our Industry Own Navigating Waters & Using Social Media to Find a Cure for Parkinson’s

Posted on 22 Aug 11

Our good friend and fellow industry colleague Bob Preston was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease four and half years ago. Bob has shown incredible strength and courage in the face of his diagnosis, raising awareness and funding for a cure for a disease that affects one in every two hundred Americans. His campaign, Optimism Can Take You Anywhere, began on July 2 on board his Family Ties 2 sailboat where he sailed from Wickford, Rhode Island to Northern Maine, and back up to Portsmouth, Maine, and Boston. He then heads to Florida Keys. His journey will continue through December.

Along the way Bob will be promoting APDA, an organization dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s. His goal is to raise $150,000, with all of the money going to FUND A CURE c/o American Parkinson Disease Association. To date, he has raised nearly $59,000.

Bob is having the time of life, saying that his symptoms have improved: “Optimism wins again!! “

You can follow Bob’s odyssey as he blogs on Facebook (Bob Preston Cure PD) page and on Twitter at @CurePD. You can also find out how to make a donation by clicking here.

Bob is Executive Vice President of the Preston Insurance Alliance, and will be leaving at the end of this year.