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June 2011

Rippey neighbor Roger Norgren is getting on his Harley to raise money for Parkinson's Disease Research & Awareness.  He is married to Colleen (Thompson) Norgren.  His mother-in-law, Helen (Thompson) Haupert, struggled with the disease and passed away a few years ago.  Our house here at Farmhouse Life is the house where Helen lived and raised her family.  We were fortunate to have known Helen and support Roger's ride to raise money to "ease the burden and find the cure" for all those struggling with the disease. 

Below is the press release submitted to us about his ride.
While we are not involved in this event, we are happy to share the information.
We think it is an inspiring idea!


Roger Norgren of Rippey, Iowa is planning on riding his Harley Davidson Electra Glide to "Ease the Burden & Find the Cure."  On June 16, 2011, he will ride 1000 miles in less than 24 hours to raise money for Parkinson's Disease Research & Awareness.  His proposed route will begin at Rippey, take him through Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Minnesota.

"My mother-in-law battled Parkinson's Disease for over 25 years," Roger stated.  "I have other relatives and friends who also suffer from PD.  I thought this ride would be a unique way to reach people and help those who are living with Parkinson's." 

Roger farms near Rippey, belongs to Harley Owners Group (HOG) and PD Walkers, a Parkinson's support group.

For donation information, please check the American Parkinson's Disease Association Website at:  http://www.apdaiowa.org/.


Rippey neighbor Roger Norgren on his Harley Electra Glide ready to ride to "Ease the Burden & Find a Cure."

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