This year, Danita Dmetrichuk of Alberta, Canada, and Leanne Bartz of Seattle, WA, marked Father’s Day in a very special way, by running the Seattle Half Marathon in June to raise money for the Parkinson’s Foundation in honor of their fathers. Hear what drives these two Champions to run for Parkinson’s and get inspired to be a grassroots fundraiser for the Parkinson’s Foundation.
Earlier this month, members of the Parkinson’s Foundation team joined thousands of movement disorder specialists in Vancouver. They were on site for the International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders, which brings together neurologists with expertise in Parkinson’s and similar diseases to share advances in research and care. During the congress, our team shared four posters highlighting Parkinson’s Foundation innovations.
For more than 20 years, the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, now a division of the Parkinson’s Foundation, has been led by Robin Anthony Elliott. Just a few weeks ago, we honored Robin at our 60th anniversary gala, in recognition of his service to the community. Today, we say farewell to Robin and invite you to join us in thanking him for his many contributions.
We are pleased to welcome the five newest members of our People with Parkinson’s Advisory Council. They are helping us to kick off a new and exciting era as the joint Parkinson’s Foundation. Learn what motivates them to work with the Parkinson’s Foundation.
Will you go the distance for Parkinson’s? At the Parkinson’s Foundation, we are building an inspiring team for the 2017 Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series and we’ve still got entries left! Coming up, we have eight runners taking on four of the popular Rock ‘n’ Roll series races nationwide. The series includes more than 20 races (5ks, 10ks, half and full marathons) all of which feature commemorative medals and live music.
How will we create a world without Parkinson’s? On June 1, the Parkinson’s Foundation is asking scientists to answer this question at our cutting-edge scientific event, “World Without Parkinson’s.” Our team predicts that scientific progress in the next 20 years outpace progress of the last 200 since James Parkinson published, An Essay on the Shaking Palsy. How will we get there? In this blog, the third in our series, Patrik Brundin, M.D., Ph.D., Chair of the World Without Parkinson’s event, and Chair of Parkinson’s Research at the Van Andel Research Institute, weighs in.