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.
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.
Each year, we recognize April as Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Will you join with the Parkinson’s Foundation in working #Together4PD this April to raise awareness and funds for research? If you’re wondering how to put your passions to work, get inspired by these five easy ways to join our team!
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.
Life can change dramatically after a Parkinson’s diagnosis. As the disease progresses, it’s not uncommon for family members and friends to take on physical challenges to honor loved ones and support the cause. We are inspired by the athletes going the distance to #EndParkinsons! Hear from three PDF Champions, our grassroots fundraisers, about what motivates them to take on challenges for PD … and learn about spots on our running team in 2017!
Who drives our work to end Parkinson’s disease? You do. That’s why PDF puts you front and center. It is why we are mobilizing a network of patient leaders, over 300 strong, who are changing lives and accelerating our work to end Parkinson’s. But we need your help to grow their numbers. Support the PDF patient leadership team today. When you do, donors from the PDF Leadership Circle will match every donation up to $500,000!