Tag Archives: PDF Champions

How Will You Get an Early Start to Parkinson’s Awareness Month, April 2013?

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 Read More

PDF Champion Does Makeup

Join us in welcoming our newest PDF Champion, Stacey Catapano! Stacey will be hosting a Grand Opening and Cocktail Party at her makeup studio, Brooklyn Makeup Studio in Brooklyn, NY on Thursday, September 20, to benefit the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation. The event is sponsored by BELLA Magazine and Sovereign Mercedes Benz and will feature complimentary makeovers; a free gift with any purchase and a one year subscription to BELLA Magazine; over $1,000 in raffle prizes; guest vendors with beautiful fall accessories; food; cocktails; and more! A portion of all sales and 100 percent of all raffle sales will benefit PDF!  If you… read more Read More

PDF Champions Friday!

PDF wishes best of luck to PDF Champion Heidi Johnson and Evergreen Golf Club in Elkhorn, WI, on their Pars Fore Parkinson’s golf tournament on Thursday, August 16.  They have set a fundraising goal of $4,000 with 100 percent of proceeds benefiting PDF!  Pars Fore Parkinson’s has been set up in honor of one of Evergreen Golf Club’s rangers, who lives with Parkinson’s disease.  Spots are still available! If you live in the Eklhorn, WI area and are interested in playing a round of golf to support Parkinson’s research, please contact Heidi at johnsh43@uwosh.edu or (262) 949-3110. Here are all the… read more Read More

Celebrate CARNAVAL with PDF!

The date is set for CARNAVAL!On Wednesday, November 14, PDF is hosting Carnaval at Slate in New York City. This Brazilian inspired fundraising event will feature DJ Brenda Black, Samba dancing, games of chance, a raffle, buffet dinner and premium open bar. Proceeds from the event will benefit Parkinson’s research. PDF will also pay tribute to Peter Dorn, longtime member of PDF’s Board of Directors, co-owner of the Copacabana Club and one of the creators of Carnaval, which has raised nearly $500,000 for Parkinson’s research. PDF will honor Peter for his generosity and commitment to PDF’s mission. Are you interested in becoming more… read more Read More

Understanding the Progression of Parkinson’s

Can you predict the progression of Parkinson’s? … or change its course? Last Tuesday, during PDF’s PD ExpertBriefing, “Understanding the Progression of Parkinson’s,” presenter Dr. Ron Pfeiffer had a few suggestions: Dr. Pfeiffer provided facts about PD progression – about the percentage of people with PD who develop certain symptoms or leave their jobs after a certain number of years – but also emphasized that these are general facts.  Each person’s journey with Parkinson’s is very different. He noted that there are no treatments proven to reverse PD, but he also emphasized there are actions people can take, such as… read more Read More

New York City Rhythm and Blues Concert: PDF Champions

This past Friday, June 29, I had the pleasure of attending a PDF Champions Summer Show hosted by the State Employees Federated Appeal in Queens, NY. The event featured live music, dancing and a 50/50 raffle. Entertainment was provided by The New York City Rhythm and Blues Ensemble. Dr. Christopher Hess, Columbia University Fellow, spoke to the audience about Parkinson’s disease and addressed their questions and concerns.  Dr. Hess was the recipient of the Ronald and Isobel Konecky Fellowship for Parkinson’s Research at Columbia University Medical Center. PDF awards this Fellowship to exceptional fellows who after completion of their two-year program… read more Read More