Social Media & Marketing PDF is willing to help publicize your PDF Champions event to our community through pre and post event promotions. By keeping PDF up-to-date on your plans and progress we can help further your reach. Below is a list of PDF’s media outlets: Facebook/Twitter: Tell us your plans and we will help you reach a larger network of potential donors through Facebook, Twitter and of course our PDF Champions Blog! We can include your personal story, event details, webpage link and photos. Also, invite your friends to ‘like’ the PDF Facebook page so they can see updates… Read More
PDF Champion Making a Difference Dr. Maria L. De Leon of Nacogdoches, TX has been extremely busy fundraising for PDF and building awareness in her community. Maria is a member of PDF’s People With Parkinson’s Advisory Council (PPAC) and is a dedicated PDF Champion! On February 12, Maria’s local Defeat Parkinson’s group teamed up with the San Jacinto Junior Girls Scout Troop #9129 to pay tribute to the men and women in their community who are living with Parkinson’s as well as their caregivers. The troop planted red tulips at Oak Manor Nursing Home in preparation for Parkinson’s Awareness Month… Read More
Fundraising on the JobA major portion of our days are spent at our places of employment. So when it comes to raising funds for Parkinson’s, why not start your PDF Champions fundraising there? Here are a few ideas … Double your money! Many employers offer matching funds programs. Check with your human resources department to see if your company offers matching gifts and then remind those who donate to you, to do the same. Give your blazer a rest! One of the more popular concepts in today’s busy business world is the casual dress day. Simply contact your human resources… Read More
Shop for Jewelry to Support PDF! In honor of April as Parkinson’s Awareness Month, www.emily-alice.com will be donating 15 percent of sales from her Dopamine Collection to PDF. Emily Alice’s professional homemade designs are inspired by science and in particular molecules. Please shop her site today to support Parkinson’s research! Thank for your being a PDF Champion, Emily! Remember: The Cure Begins With YOU!
Fundraise Online! What is one of the easiest ways to collect donations for your PDF Champions fundraiser you may ask? Well, the answer is simple, through your PDF Champions fundraising webpage, of course. Personalizing your fundraising webpage is the key and will get you moving in the right direction. You can upload photos, share your story and email the link to your family and friends. For inspiration, check out PDF Champion Tanya Puckett’s webpage. Tanya completed the 2012 Albany Marathon in Albany, GA and raised $1,000 for PDF. Don’t forget that PDF has entries into the sold out 2012 Marine… Read More
Strike! Last Thursday, March 29, I had the pleasure of attending Ivory Latta’s First Annual Celebrity Bowl-A-Thon for Parkinson’s in Atlanta, GA! Earlier this year, WNBA star, Ivory Latta, became the Ambassador for our PDF Champions program. Ivory’s family has been touchrf twice by Parkinson’s. Her father was diagnosed a few years ago and her grandmother earlier this year. Ivory is truly dedicated to the cause and boy, does it show. Her enthusiasm during the Bowl-A-Thon was quiet remarkable. Although my bowling was far from impressive, the celebrity crowd definitely impressed. Ivory was joined by Marvin Williams (Atlanta Hawks), Sean… Read More