Tag Archives: parkinson’s awareness month challenge

Congratulations to Brooklyn Sports Club: PDF Champions

I wanted to follow up on a very special event that was highlighted a few weeks ago on the PDF Champions blog. Aqua-Thon: Splash for a Cause hosted by Brooklyn Sports Club under the direction of Aquatics Director, Michael Hornung. The Aqua-Thon was held this past Saturday, April 21 and was a great success! The Aqua-Thon included a gentle swim, aqua aerobics, aqua Zumba, children’s swim, raffles, games, informational materials about Parkinson’s disease, food and music! Donation cards were also sold and displayed for all to see. The event raised over $3,100 for Parkinson’s research! Eddie Pelto, PDF’s Director of Development, had… read more Read More

PDF Champions Friday!

Walk to Fight Parkinson’s Best of luck to PDF Champion Mallory Hiltz on her 5K Walk/Run for Parkinson’s this Saturday, April 21, at Brady’s Run Park in Beaver, PA!  Proceeds from the walk will benefit PDF. As part of PDF Champions Campus Challenge program, Mallory and a few of her classmates from Community College of Beaver County have worked tirelessly on the walk to raise money and awareness for Parkinson’s disease! If you live near Beaver County, PA please be sure to stop by the event to show Mallory support! Here are all the details: Date: Saturday, April 21 Time: 8:30… read more Read More

PDF Champions: Recognizing Parkinson’s Awareness Month

Recognizing Parkinson’s Awareness Month Parkinson’s advocate and PDF Champion, Linda Giorgilli Rice, has dedicated herself to educating her community about Parkinson’s disease and fundraising for a cure.  Through Linda’s hard work, she was able to receive a proclamation from the City of Tampa declaring April as Parkinson’s Awareness Month. She has also been busy writing a book about her experience caring for her late father who lived with Parkinson’s and was even interviewed by NBC 8 in Tampa. Please check out Linda’s interview below. Watch this at Tampa Bay Online

Wednesday Picture Day: PDF Champions

Congratulations! A special thank you to PDF Champion Jeni Forshier-Jenkins on her successful fundraising and awareness event, Shuffle-Shake Parkinson’s Awareness Celebrate event held on April 14 at Lincoln Square Mall in Urbana, IL! Together with her friend Mary Jones, Jeni helped raise awareness of Parkinson’s disease and funds for a cure. The event included a silent auction, Parkinson’s informational materials, DJ, refreshments, kid’s corner, Corvette display and more! Shuffle-Shake Parkinson’s Awareness Celebrate will continue collecting donations through the end of April but to date Jeni has raised over $1,500 for Parkinson’s research! Thank you for doing a truly extraordinary job,… read more Read More

Parkinson’s Unity Walk: PDF Champions

Team PDF Pacers! Are you looking to join a team for the 2012 Parkinson’s Unity Walk in New York City. Well, look no further, join the PDF Pacers’ walk team today! There are less than two weeks left to REGISTER! This is a great opportunity to encourage the whole family to partake in Parkinson’s Awareness Month, by building awareness and fundraising for a cure! 100% of all donations made to the Parkinson’s Unity Walk are distributed among the major U.S. Parkinson’s disease foundations for Parkinson’s disease research. Here are all the walk details: Date:Saturday, April 28 Time:Registration Opens: 8:30 AM… read more Read More

PDF Champions Friday!

Aqua-Thon: Splash for a Cause PDF Champion Michael Hornung has been hard at work fundraising and building awareness for Parkinson’s disease. As Aquatics Director at Brooklyn Sports Club, Michael will be hosting an Aqua-Thon: Splash for a Cause event on Saturday, April 21. The Aqua-Thon will include a gentle swim, aqua aerobics, aqua Zumba, children’s swim, raffles, games, informational materials about Parkinson’s disease, food and music! If you live in the Tri-State area please consider attending. All are welcome! The event details are below: Date: April 21, 2012Time: 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.Location: Brooklyn Sports Club, 1540 Van Siclen Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11239 A… read more Read More