Sunday's Downtown Miami fundraising walk for the National Parkinson Foundation will feature a well-known honorary chairwoman: former U.S. Attorney General and Miami-Dade State Attorney Janet Reno.
The 75-year-old Reno has waged a high-profile struggle against the neurological disease.
Two teams have organized in her honor. The group organized by Miami lawyer John Kozyak -- whose parents both suffer from Parkinson's -- has raised nearly $30,000.
Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernández Rundle, Reno's successor named to the top prosecutor's post in 1993, has organized more than 20 employees to walk in Sunday's event. The team, Rundle's Runners for Reno, has raised nearly $2,000.
"We do this for a worthwhile cause and to honor our mentor and good friend Janet Reno who has so valiantly fought this disease for two decades," Fernández Rundle said.
Sunday's Moving Day Miami event, aimed at raising awareness of the dehabilitating disease, starts at 8:30 a.m. at Miami's Bayfront Park. For more information, visit www.npfsouthflorida.org.