Kristen Minor

Member for

1 year 7 months

My mother was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) six years ago.

When I first heard that there are 10 million people worldwide living with this disease with 10 million other families like mine trying to figure out how to support their loved ones, I was astounded. 

This statistic needs to change.

KristenIt’s easy to see that the Parkinson’s Foundation is at the forefront of changing that statistic by providing support and resources to people living with PD and their caregivers. I have watched the way they have provided information and support to my mom. They have answered her questions and given her information and tools to better understand Parkinson’s. This has been a huge encouragement to me.

I wanted to give back to this foundation that has helped so many of us.

For the last eight years, I have run a small e-commerce jewelry shop that features handmade items that I have lovingly crafted in my studio. As I thought about the Parkinson’s Foundation and the ways I’d like to give back, it seemed like a no-brainer to run a full jewelry collection focusing on PD. One hundred percent of the profits funnel directly back to the Parkinson’s Foundation, empowering my customers to feel like their purchases are truly making a difference in the world. It feels good to shop for a cause and to make charitable purchases whenever possible.

The “Parkinson’s Collection” was inspired by my mother. The red tulip is considered a symbol for Parkinson’s disease awareness, so the collection was thoughtfully designed with this in mind.

My mom has found that non-contact boxing can reverse, reduce and even delay the symptoms of PD. I wanted to honor the fact that this sport has empowered her by making some uplifting boxing themed earrings, too They are perfect for individuals who are currently boxing, or those who have that fighting spirit.

This collection has been a true joy for me to create, and I hope you find the perfect pair for yourself or a loved one. Join me over at www.whaleok.com and make a difference with your purchase. Support the Parkinson’s Foundation today!

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