Please support the battle against Parkinson’s disease

Each year thousands of patients, their families and friends gather in New York’s Central Park for a two-mile walk to raise awareness of Parkinson’s disease and funds for research. I am supporting the Parkinson’s Unity Walk and hope you will join me by walking with me and my team. Help us raise funds towards my team’s goal. When you click on the link provided you will be forwarded to my Personal Donation Page. Please, take action with me to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease.

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We Won!

Cheryl, Mike, Erica and our neighbors Dave and Stacy won the first annual tailgating contest at Colonial Downs yesterday. Our 2 families will share the “beautiful commemorative silver platter” which is being engraved. How about that!!!!!! At some time our picture will be posted on the Colonial Downs website.

Cheryl Majeske & Michael Norton

Might as Well Call it a Century

Cheryl bicycled 91 miles on Sunday Oct 7, 2008. This annual ride was organized by Ed, who coordinates the SAG support and transport of vehicles to the destination. The route was scenic backroads from Barhamsville to Fredericksburg, VA. We rode through the historic counties of James City, New Kent, Hanover, King William, Caroline and Spotsylvania. Two support crew rode in a van which carried the food/coolers for the 17 riders. The weather was sunny and in the low 90’s. We departed Ed’s house at 8:30am and arrived in Fredericksburg at 4pm. Total cyling time was 5 hours and 45 minutes at an average pace of 16mph.

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Cheryl Majeske & Michael Norton

Local Celebrities

This weekend was our county fair. Erica took first place in the adult quilts with her Christmas peppermint quilt and I took second with a star quilt. I also got first places in adult apron, quilted wall hanging, and christmas wall hanging. In addition to ribbons we got CASH…. $1 for 1st, .50 for 2nd, .25 for 3rd. Our total was a whopping $4.50. Not quite enough to pay the tolls to come visit…

Salute to Ninety-Four

The top two percent of the Nation
will join in a great celebration
to greet with a roar
the year 1994
so welcome the Mensa sensation

We all need to make resolutions
to find some effective solutions
to the problems that vex us
or threaten our nexus
like riots and planned revolutions

Let’s offer to be a good neighbor
to those whom we now do belabor
like Haitians or Cubans
’cause their only humans
and share all the fruits of our labors

Let’s banish the handguns and knives
which terminate too many lives
Have kisses and hugs
and legalize drugs
the joy for which everyone strives

Let’s hope that the new year will bring
the blessings and blossoms of spring
Free health care for all,
the fat, short, and tall
and everyone does his own thing

Recent fun run 4/21/07

I entered this at the last minute because it was nearby and I can manage to survive 3 miles. Lo and behold……. I won in my age group! As you can see about half of the folks were walkers so competition was not tough. The key to notoriety is to try to beome a big fish in a small pond. Now, if I can only be as lucky for the Virginia Senior Games 20 K bike ride May 13…..
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bib number 77 for pictures

To a Successful New Year

The top 2 per-cent of the nation
all join in this great celebration
as we say “Adieu”
to year ninety-two,
and welcome the Mensan sensation.

Although it seems quite moronic
to write this verse so disharmonic
the reason, you see,
is I happen to be
unscrutab-ly catatonic.

It’s time that I found a solution
for keeping my new resolution
to give good advice,
not bawdy but nice,
in my limericks re-consecution.

Thank you everyone for your support in Colon Cancer Awareness!

Dear Friends and Family,

I wanted to touch base and thank everyone who supported me this year on the Scope It Out 5k run/walk for Colon Cancer Awareness on Saturday, March 24th, 2007 in Washington DC. The race was a great success and raised well over $80,000. I am even more proud to announce that our team, Team Ghostriders, was both the top fund raising team in total dollar contributions and also the top team in total number of contributors. We raised $3000+ between 6 of us!

After losing Mikey to colon cancer in September of 2005 at 26 years old, I can’t even put to words how much I am grateful for all of your support and donations. I’m sure Mike was laughing from heaven as we struggled to cross the finish line so early in the morning! Thank you all for your amazing contributions and support.

On the website now you can see the results from the race:

We were the 10th fastest team (they counted the top 5 finishers per team), but I promise we will do better next year. Nobody told us that hangovers weren’t good for race day! Brett was our superstar male at 22:44, and Chris and Megan made sure that we were represented in the back of the pack as well. Our team was 8 members strong, but we’re happy to recruit more as we plan to do the event next year and for many years to come.

The Post Race Crew (from left to right): Megan, Chris, Teall, Lincoln (in the back), Meaghan, Adam, Jamie, and Brett.

Ode to an Athlete

I was always an athlete of sorts,
Swim-, bike-, and run- ing my sports.
When Parkinson’s hit,
I couldn’t just sit
Like a rusty old ship docked in port.

I first took an exercise class
‘cause I had to do something fast.
Fitness set me in motion,
like some magic potion,
to put my PD in the past.

A triathlon is for me.
I’m entered in race number three.
I’ll try hard to win,
though chances are thin.
It’s the effort I make that’s the key.

In Richmond we’ve started a group
To exercise, squat, bend and stoop.
We have lots of fun,
and when we are done,
we’ll have kicked old PD for a loop!

We continue our non-ending fight,
To try to make everything right,
by using computers
among our recruiters
who log in on our own web site.*