Next Friday, June 29 the New York State Education Department, Queens ACCES-VR will be hosting a S.E.F.A Summer Show to benefit PDF! The PDF Champions concert will feature live music, dancing and a 50/50 raffle. Entertainment will be provided by featured artist Mustang Sammy with music by The New York City Rhythm and Blues Ensemble. Representatives from PDF will be making a pre-event presentation focused on Parkinson’s disease, symptoms, detection, medical treatment and counseling. A PDF information table will be set up in case guests have any questions or need any educational collateral. Here are all the concert details: Date: Friday, June… Read More
Do you shop at Macy’s? If so, this is the perfect opportunity to shop ’til you drop and support PDF at the same time! Purchase a $5.00 savings pass through Macy’s Shop for a Cause program and 100 percent of your donation will support Parkinson’s research. Your savings pass can be used at any Macy’s on Saturday, August 25. You’ll save 25 percent all day on regular, sale and clearance items, including home – even save on most brands usually excluded! Save 10 percent on electrics/electronics, watches, furniture, mattresses, and rugs/floor coverings. Exclusions apply. Saving pass holders are also eligible… Read More
A special thank you goes out to PDF Champion Mallory Hiltz on her successful 5K Walk/Run for Parkinson’s held on Saturday, April 21, at Brady’s Run Park in Beaver, PA! As part of PDF Champions Campus Challenge program, Mallory and a few of her classmates from Community College of Beaver County worked tirelessly on the walk to raise money and awareness for Parkinson’s disease! Mallory and her classmates raised over $1,100 to support Parkinson’s research! Check out these great photos from the walk. Remember: The Cure Begins With YOU!
Summer can be the best time of year for fundraising for Parkinson’s! The weather is great. Vacations are scheduled. Kids are out of school. Checkout the list of summer fundraising ideas for your next PDF Champions event below. Down to a tee! Work with a local golf course to plan a PDF Champions golf outing. Golfers pay a certain amount to play with proceeds benefiting PDF. See if local businesses will donate prizes and offer a prize to the winner of each hole, or of the whole course. Happy Independence Day! Use your usually Fourth of July BBQ as an… Read More
A “thank you” goes a long way. One of the most important pieces of your PDF Champions event is making sure you say “thank you” to your participants, volunteers and sponsors for their support of Parkinson’s research. You can send an email, invest in inexpensive thank you notes or use the sample thank you letter located in your PDF Champions Welcome Packet as guide. Make sure to highlight the successes of your event; why their participation meant so much to you; how many guests attended; and the total amount raised for Parkinson’s. You can even include photos, a video or news… Read More
For PDF Champions Friday, we would like to highlight Ellene Warren of Los Angeles, CA. Ellene is a great example of someone using creativity to fundraise for a cure for Parkinson’s disease! She has crafted a collection of handmade, crocheted cuffs. She designed this collection specifically to sell and raise money to help fight Parkinson’s disease. As a caregiver to a person with Parkinson’s, Ellene knows first hand the importance of funding critical research. 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit PDF! Thank you so much for your time and generosity, Ellene! Please visit Elene’s webpage on Etsy.com to purchase one of… Read More