Throw on your sneakers because it's time to do some walking! Come out and join us on a 1.5 mile course through the park to raise funds to support the mission and programs of the Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania. The day will be jam-packed with entertaining games, huge prizes, upbeat music, cooling refreshments, and fun for the whole family. Don't miss out on this event click here for directions! New this year: Every individual who registers before June 15th receives a t-shirt with registration. Starting June 15th, only individual registrants raising $25 and over will receive a walk t-shirt. 

Saturday Morning, September 30, 2017
9:00 a.m. Registration opens; vendor fair and activities begin
10:00 a.m. Kids Dash for Kids 12 and Under 
10:20 a.m. Programs begin
11:00 a.m. Walk begins

Teams raising $5,000 or more by September 15th, in the running for a night out in the North Shore including dinner, passes to the Warhol Museum, and a one night stay at the Parador Inn historic bed and breakfast.

A Message From One of Our Dedicated Teams

Kathy started the “Mercer Marchers” team this year, currently 17 members strong and growing, along with her Delay the Disease class at Cool Springs Fitness. 

She first learned of PFWPA and the Step Forward Walk while taking part in the class after being diagnosed in 2016.  In her words, “I decided to do the Walk because I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in September and it was really an eye-opener for me.  At Cool Springs Fitness, we have one of the best programs in the country, Delay the Disease, so I’m very fortunate that it’s there.  Just meeting other people with Parkinson’s has been a big help.  As a group, you lift each other up.  Hopefully, the Walk will provide us with an opportunity to meet other people with the same cross to bear.” 

When asked what was making her team such a success, Kathy shared, “People are very willing to help- you just have to ask.  Everyone has been amazing.  And I’m certainly not the only one raising money for the team.”

Click here today to join PFWPA and teams like Mercer Marchers!









Tap into your creative self! Each year the T-shirts get better and better. Bond with your team by designing a cool shirt to wear so you’ll look great and have no trouble finding your friends in the crowd!

If you bring a beloved pet, why not get them in on the act? Please dress your darling pet too! We want to see everyone get in on the act and have a terrific time!! One entry per team to win the coveted Best T-Shirt Award! Brainstorm begins in 1, 2, 3.

For more information click here stepforward@pfwpa.org


GOAL: $135,000.00
Raised: $73,064.00
Walkers Activity
Allegheny Health Network$5,000.00
UPMC Pittsburgh$5,000.00
Tele Tracking$3,000.00
Julian Gray Associates$2,500.00
Health South$2,500.00
Impax Labs$2,500.00
Lundbeck Pharmaceuticals$2,500.00
Abbvie Pharmaceuticals$2,500.00
Marty Dorfner$2,375.00
Kathleen Marks$1,460.00
Luanne Radermacher$1,380.00
Colleen Follette$1,285.00
Deborah Budai$1,155.00
Parkinson Foundation Of Western PA$926.00
Chuck Andrews $890.00
Caitlin Lasky$750.00
Casey Kasperik$695.00
Marty Dorfner$505.00
Joseph Budai$405.00
Charlene Chesaro$305.00
Kathy Smeltzer$280.00
Nancy Rosenthal$255.00
Robin Kamin$255.00
Bethany Schacl$250.00
Grace Amorose$215.00
Gary Altman$200.00
Caito Amorose$155.00
Kim Andrews$140.00
Mary Jo Meenen$125.00
Mark Richardson$105.00
Barbara Riehle$105.00
Bill Schmalzried$105.00
Frank Riehle$105.00
Carl Frankovitch$105.00
Grace Caves$105.00
Richard Bruckman$105.00
Dolly Bendel$105.00
Donald Dorfner$105.00
Andrea Amorose$105.00
Elizabeth Bistolas$105.00
Peter Jannetta$100.00
Karen Penrod$100.00
Sharon Gretz$100.00
Christopher Kelly$100.00
Jamie Schaville $100.00
Brad Penrod$100.00
Kara Sidone $100.00
Lisa Shaner$100.00
Janet Altman$100.00
Philip Schaville$100.00
Claudia Broman$100.00
Glenn Broman$100.00
Susan Buhr$90.00
Joe Amorose$85.00
David Caves$80.00
Jim Kasperik$75.00
Kristen Dorfner$55.00
Wayne McGovern$55.00
Brian Dorfner$55.00
Carol Giangiordano$55.00
Barbara McGovern$55.00
Sid Markovitz$55.00
Sharon Kozar$55.00
Jason Amorose$55.00
Eileen Follette$55.00
Stephanie Ward$55.00
Karen Lauer$55.00
Richard Marks$55.00
Katie Back$55.00
Boston Dorfner$55.00
Kate Geis$55.00
Emerson Dorfner$55.00
Donna Grudowski$55.00
Charles Silvers$55.00
Thomas Delorie$55.00
Greer Greer$55.00
Devin Corboy$55.00
Benjamin Herman$55.00
Tom Caves$55.00
Brad Heagy$50.00
Dolores And Martin Schultz$50.00
Martina Funk$50.00
Mary Ann Reynolds$50.00
Amy Huff$50.00
Diane DiNardi$45.00
Elizabeth Elliott$45.00
Denise Silvers$40.00
Tom Sheran$35.00
Zander Wright$35.00
Elizabeth Wright$35.00
Chuck Andrews Sr$35.00
Aurora Sheran$35.00
Jennifer Sheran$35.00
Severn Wright$35.00
Denise Schaville$35.00
Logan Sheran$35.00
Courtney Williamson$35.00
Mya Wright$35.00
Joyce Hufnagel$30.00
Kathleen Hopkins $30.00
Dave Hufnagel$30.00
Joe Hepburn$30.00
Bruce Herman$30.00
Jamie Tully$30.00
Christine Sherman$30.00
Anna Moyer$30.00
Gloria Podloski$30.00
John Podloski$30.00
Jessica Schaville $30.00
Steven Schaville $30.00
Haley Silvers$30.00
Susie McGregor$30.00
Mason Kingan$30.00
Zach Jones$30.00
Enrique Martinez$30.00
Teri Martinez$30.00
Elaine Thiel$30.00
Jackie Jones$30.00
Makynna Kingan$30.00
Kathryn Bruckner$30.00
James Cardillo$30.00
Phyllis Cardillo$30.00
Danielle Corson$30.00
Maggie Larter$25.00
Jill McGuire$25.00
George Dorfner$25.00
Rodney Smail$25.00
Kristen Susany$25.00
Laura Teschke$25.00
Donna Szymanski$25.00
Skip Myers$25.00
Janet Kniedler$25.00
Barbara Dorfner$25.00
Stacy Caves$25.00
Melody Plowey$25.00
Janine Rihmland$25.00
Kim Rice$25.00
Mario Peluso$25.00
Carol Peluso$25.00
Amber Kessler$25.00
David Nosal$25.00
Elena Nosal$25.00
Terrie Myers$25.00
Anton Larter$25.00
Jenny Amatucci$25.00
Joy Wolff$25.00
Jean Wolf$25.00
Jocelyn Hudak$25.00
Ray Battistoni$20.00
Michelle McAndrew$15.00
Zachary Buhr$15.00
John Sepac$15.00
Matthew Buhr$15.00
Jim Miller$10.00
Jason Miller$10.00
Jane Dervin$10.00
Jenn Griffith$10.00
Ann Follette$10.00
Krissy DiBucci$10.00
Joe Schmiedlin$5.00
Eric Schwarz$5.00
Jake Williams$5.00
Jason Sepac$5.00
Bill Buhr$5.00
Donna Sepac$5.00
Ralph Schwarz$5.00
Cindy Angle$5.00
Lisa Schwarz$5.00
Krista Williams$5.00
John Burton$5.00
Nicole Romanelli$5.00
Ruth Abplanalp$5.00
Judy Wyant$5.00
Polly Rigo$5.00
Robert Yost$5.00
Larry Rigo$5.00
James Cooper$5.00
Pegi Royston$5.00
Carrie Burtt$5.00
Rita Wilson$5.00
Debbie Woodard$5.00
Dan Aluise$5.00
Aileen Adley$5.00
Ralph Cargo$5.00
Harry Wilson$5.00
Donald Whiting$5.00
Judith Tata$5.00
Bryan Teschke$5.00
Kimberly Warren$5.00
Shane Tappe$5.00
Sarah Tappe$5.00
Jim Weber$5.00
Peggy Sue Susany$5.00
Janine Weaver$5.00
Mary Jane Battistoni$5.00
Vicki Anthony$5.00
Julia Tracy$5.00
Patrick Tracy$5.00
Simon Tracy$5.00
Colleen Tracy$5.00
Dena Trusiak$5.00
Mark Thimons$5.00
Janet Baker$5.00
Natasha Baker$5.00
Angel Sulkowski$5.00
Alexandria Stehle$5.00
Carol Sherman$5.00
Christine Sherman$5.00
John Boyer$5.00
Bill Sherman$5.00
Alyssa Sherman$5.00
Benjamin Trusiak$5.00
Diane Brown$5.00
Mary Boyer$5.00
Joshua Sherman$5.00
Jesse Bowman$5.00
Karen Beckwith$5.00
Bonnee Wettlaufer$5.00
Abby Beckwith$5.00
Gail Crosten$5.00
Marge White$5.00
Jeff Biondi$5.00
Jordon Bell$5.00
Robert Buchowski$5.00
Timothy DiNardi$5.00
Adam Follette$5.00
Barbara Farrell$5.00
Lexie Abplanalp$5.00
Eric Knaus$5.00
David Kanaskie$5.00
Ayla Follette$5.00
Amanda Jones$5.00
Jodie Fox$5.00
Phyllis T. Forbes$5.00
Asher Knight$5.00
Brian Knight$5.00
Janet Fabyankovic$5.00
Pam Kristoff$5.00
Leah Kopicko$5.00
Lauren Kopicko$5.00
Corbin Knight$5.00
Kimberly Knight$5.00
Bob Kopicko$5.00
Judy Joestlein$5.00
Bob Joestlein$5.00
Cindy Goettman$5.00
Kim Herman$5.00
Elissa Hoffman$5.00
Josiah Hoffman$5.00
Hunter Grant$5.00
Kathy Heresco$5.00
Mary Harper$5.00
Jamie Heagy$5.00
Taylor Greco$5.00
Jack Holland$5.00
Janice George$5.00
Marcey Hurst$5.00
Erica Jackson $5.00
Kelly Frankovitch$5.00
Davina Humberson $5.00
David Fuller$5.00
Joyce Houck$5.00
Donna George$5.00
Diana Gannon$5.00
Dawn Kromer$5.00
Stewart Kromer$5.00
Audrey Dorfner$5.00
Michael Pacifico$5.00
Maryann Parrish$5.00
Alexis Dorfner$5.00
Teresa Mullen$5.00
Michael Mullen$5.00
Terry Michie$5.00
Darlene Miller$5.00
Gary Miller$5.00
Alec Dorfner$5.00
Kay Pepitone$5.00
Jean Reid$5.00
Sarah Daily$5.00
Kevin Daily$5.00
Dale Reckless$5.00
Alicia DiIanni$5.00
Amy Hannahs$5.00
Nicolina DiNardi$5.00
Donna DiLeonardo$5.00
Hunter Dorfner$5.00
Laura Dorfner$5.00
Dayle Lunn$5.00
Shelby Lunn$5.00
Paige Marie$5.00
Bob Early$5.00
Eric Elliott$5.00
Richard Kuroski$5.00
April Evans$5.00
Alyssa Landen$5.00
Ann Early$5.00
Frank Marks$5.00
Rachel Dorfner$5.00
Mason Dorfner$5.00
Lisa Dorfner$5.00
Stacy DuBois$5.00
Diana Marsh$5.00
John Dunning$5.00
Laura Marks$5.00
Darlene Dunning$5.00
Harold Crosten$5.00
Teams Activity
FUNd a Move for Zev and Stu$9,791.00
Mercer marchers$4,985.00
Aud's Squad$4,065.00
Chuck's Mountaineers$3,490.00
GLORIA'S GANG$3,140.00
Lu's Crew$3,070.00
New Castle Movers and Groovers$1,990.00
Team Mac.$1,735.00
The 'A' Team$1,425.00
Peggy's Punchers$1,275.00
Team Uncle Gooby$850.00
Team Effie$820.00
Bellevue Brigade$750.00
Best of The Burgh Behind Bruce$740.00
Sid's Sidekicks$625.00
Team Riehle$540.00
Gait Keepers$405.00
Rosie's Riveters$381.00
Wayne's World$365.00
Pittsburgh Women with Parkinson's$340.00
The Fullers$280.00
Rice Team$255.00
Proforma Spectrum Graphics$200.00
AHN Neuroscience Institute$200.00
BNY Mellon$165.00
Baba Black Sheep$160.00
Brain Modulation Lab (U of Pittsburgh)$140.00
Strolling in the Highlands$125.00
Steel City Strollers$105.00
Piehler's Pals$100.00
John Sepac Team$75.00
MRS Physical Therapy$65.00
Darlenes Team of Hope$60.00
HealthSouth Rehab$35.00
Arnie's Awesome Army$30.00
West Penn Rehab$30.00
Bob's Brigade$15.00
Miracle Movement Center$10.00
F&M Alums - Go DIPS!$10.00
Team Hoffman$10.00
Maureens Army$10.00
Team Edna!$5.00
Hook's heros$5.00
Jeff B's Memorial Team$5.00
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