As we all give thanks at this time of year, we remind ourselves for what, and for whom, we are thankful. PDF is grateful now and always for our many supporters, volunteers, advocates and PDF Champions who are making a difference in the fight against Parkinson’s. We could not do our work without these individuals who raise awareness and funds in their communities. PDF’s programs seek to empower the community to be proactive in making a difference in the cause. One way we do this is by providing loved ones, family and friends with tools to raise awareness in their communities… Read More
Are you planning yet for April 2013? Sounds pretty early to plan for spring, but several months ago, PDF asked the community how we could better support you during April’s Parkinson’s Awareness Month 2013. You all had the same answer … start earlier! So, we are taking your advice. Today, we sent you an e-newsletter, letting you know about ways that you can plan now to make a difference next April. Our tips include ordering free supplies now, planning an event, entering the t-shirt design contest and taking the PDF Champions challenges. Some details on these ideas are below. Do… Read More
Thank you to the Parkinson’s Support Group of the Mid-Hudson Valley for hosting the 2nd Annual Walk Over the Water event on April 29 in Poughkeepsie, NY to benefit PDF! PDF Champion and chair of the support group, Nancy Redkey, helped to make this walk an amazing success. More than 200 people, including Karlin Schroeder, PDF’s Advocacy Relations Manager, took part in the walk located at Walkway Over the Hudson. We are thrilled to report that nearly $17,000 was raised for Parkinson’s research! This is the second year the Parkinson’s Support Group of the Mid-Hudson Valley has hosted Walk Over… Read More
Tomorrow, PDF Champion Jennifer Neathery will be running 26.2 miles in the St. Jude Country Music Marathon in Nashville, TN all to benefit Parkinson’s disease research! Ms. Neathery, an avid runner, was diagnosed with young onset Parkinson’s disease seven years ago at 32. Despite her Parkinson’s symptoms, she decided to partake in the run to challenge herself and prove to others that Parkinson’s doesn’t mean “giving up being active and living a good life.” Please take a moment to check out Jennifer’s story featured on the Alabama Local News webpage. Thank you for making a difference in the fight against Parkinson’s… Read More
Tea, anyone? On Saturday, April 21, PDF Champion Linda Habenstreit held an afternoon tea and jewelry sale to benefit Parkinson’s research at her home in Springfield, VA. Linda encouraged her friends and family to purchase a piece of jewelry at afternoon tea all in the name of finding a cure for Parkinson’s. Linda raised $700 in total! Congratulations on a successful event, Linda! Photo taken at afternoon tea. From left to right are: Linda Habenstreit (holding Dodie), Ghislaine Sonies, Donna Groves, and Nancy Benjamin (holding Theo). Remember: The Cure Begins With YOU!
A special thank you goes out to Linda Morgan for raising awareness of Parkinson’s disease this April! Linda is a member of PDF’s People With Parkinson’s Advisory Council (PPAC) and a dedicated PDF Research Advocate. On Monday, April 23, Linda hosted a screening of the film Just Around the Corner at her local movie theater in Asheville, NC, followed by a question and answer session with a panel of people with Parkinson’s. The documentary by Flat Broke Productions follows the story of Bob Benjamin, a music industry veteran and founder of the Light of Day Foundation, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s… Read More