Blog Archives: Getting Involved

Meet the Team Rock, Roll ‘n’ Running for Parkinson’s

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.

Young Professionals Mark Tenth Anniversary of Celebrate Spring New York

In 2008, three friends gathered together asked, “How can we engage our generation in the fight against Parkinson’s?” In that moment, a signature Parkinson’s Foundation event — Celebrate Spring New York — was born. In its first year, Celebrate Spring New York, was a resounding success. Not only that, it turned out to be an important way of gathering like-minded young professionals who shared a common experience — a loved one who lived with Parkinson’s.

Rock, Roll ‘n’ Running for Parkinson’s: Q&A with Dr. Karen Ring

Karen Ring, Ph.D., of San Francisco, CA, is going the distance for Parkinson’s. On Sunday, March 26, she will run the United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll San Francisco Half Marathon to raise funds for the Parkinson’s Foundation. She’s already surpassed her fundraising goal, raising more than $1,500 in honor of her Dad. Hear why Dr. Ring joined our Champions team and learn how you can get involved.

Creativity for a Cure: Q&A with Artist Catherine Shapiro

Catherine Shapiro of Coral Springs, FL, is getting creative in her efforts to find a cure for Parkinson’s. The artist, who is involved with our Creativity and Parkinson’s Project, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2012. Recently, she was inspired to use her passion for creative fashion to support our work through a grassroots fundraiser, “Be Chic for Parkinson’s.” The event is taking place on Saturday in Coconut Creek, FL. Find out how her creativity inspires her to make a difference.