A special thank you goes out to Linda Morgan for raising awareness of Parkinson’s disease this April! Linda is a member of PDF’s People With Parkinson’s Advisory Council (PPAC) and a dedicated PDF Research Advocate. On Monday, April 23, Linda hosted a screening of the film Just Around the Corner at her local movie theater in Asheville, NC, followed by a question and answer session with a panel of people with Parkinson’s.
The documentary by Flat Broke Productions follows the story of Bob Benjamin, a music industry veteran and founder of the Light of Day Foundation, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at age 38. The film documents the challenges of living with Parkinson’s disease and how Mr. Benjamin responded to the diagnosis. He chose to fight back, and as his weapon, he chose something near and dear to him, rock n’ roll.
Light of Day Foundation has been a big supporter of PDF over the years; generously providing PDF with funding for Parkinson’s research. At PDF’s 2010 Gala Bob Benjamin and the Light of Day Foundation were awarded the Page and William Black Humanitarian award.
As a PDF Champion, you too can host a movie night to benefit Parkinson’s research. Ask your local theater to donation one of their theaters at an off time or you can even host the event at your home. Collect admissions, sell popcorn, candy and drinks with proceeds benefiting PDF!
Remember the Cure Begins With YOU!