Monthly Archives: April 2012

Wednesday Picture Day: PDF Champions

Congratulations! A special thank you to PDF Champion Jeni Forshier-Jenkins on her successful fundraising and awareness event, Shuffle-Shake Parkinson’s Awareness Celebrate event held on April 14 at Lincoln Square Mall in Urbana, IL! Together with her friend Mary Jones, Jeni helped raise awareness of Parkinson’s disease and funds for a cure. The event included a silent auction, Parkinson’s informational materials, DJ, refreshments, kid’s corner, Corvette display and more! Shuffle-Shake Parkinson’s Awareness Celebrate will continue collecting donations through the end of April but to date Jeni has raised over $1,500 for Parkinson’s research! Thank you for doing a truly extraordinary job,… read more Read More

Parkinson’s Unity Walk: PDF Champions

Team PDF Pacers! Are you looking to join a team for the 2012 Parkinson’s Unity Walk in New York City. Well, look no further, join the PDF Pacers’ walk team today! There are less than two weeks left to REGISTER! This is a great opportunity to encourage the whole family to partake in Parkinson’s Awareness Month, by building awareness and fundraising for a cure! 100% of all donations made to the Parkinson’s Unity Walk are distributed among the major U.S. Parkinson’s disease foundations for Parkinson’s disease research. Here are all the walk details: Date:Saturday, April 28 Time:Registration Opens: 8:30 AM… read more Read More

PDF Champions Friday!

Aqua-Thon: Splash for a Cause PDF Champion Michael Hornung has been hard at work fundraising and building awareness for Parkinson’s disease. As Aquatics Director at Brooklyn Sports Club, Michael will be hosting an Aqua-Thon: Splash for a Cause event on Saturday, April 21. The Aqua-Thon will include a gentle swim, aqua aerobics, aqua Zumba, children’s swim, raffles, games, informational materials about Parkinson’s disease, food and music! If you live in the Tri-State area please consider attending. All are welcome! The event details are below: Date: April 21, 2012Time: 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.Location: Brooklyn Sports Club, 1540 Van Siclen Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11239 A… read more Read More

Thursday’s Tip: PDF Champions

Social Media & Marketing PDF is willing to help publicize your PDF Champions event to our community through pre and post event promotions. By keeping PDF up-to-date on your plans and progress we can help further your reach. Below is a list of PDF’s media outlets: Facebook/Twitter: Tell us your plans and we will help you reach a larger network of potential donors through Facebook, Twitter and of course our PDF Champions Blog! We can include your personal story, event details, webpage link and photos. Also, invite your friends to ‘like’ the PDF Facebook page so they can see updates… read more Read More

Wednesday Picture Day: PDF Champions

PDF Champion Making a Difference Dr. Maria L. De Leon of Nacogdoches, TX has been extremely busy fundraising for PDF and building awareness in her community. Maria is a member of PDF’s People With Parkinson’s Advisory Council (PPAC) and is a dedicated PDF Champion! On February 12, Maria’s local Defeat Parkinson’s group teamed up with the San Jacinto Junior Girls Scout Troop #9129 to pay tribute to the men and women in their community who are living with Parkinson’s as well as their caregivers. The troop planted red tulips at Oak Manor Nursing Home in preparation for Parkinson’s Awareness Month… read more Read More

Tuesday’s Tip: PDF Champions

Fundraising on the JobA major portion of our days are spent at our places of employment. So when it comes to raising funds for Parkinson’s, why not start your PDF Champions fundraising there? Here are a few ideas … Double your money! Many employers offer matching funds programs. Check with your human resources department to see if your company offers matching gifts and then remind those who donate to you, to do the same. Give your blazer a rest! One of the more popular concepts in today’s busy business world is the casual dress day. Simply contact your human resources… read more Read More