Tag Archives: PDF Champions

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

Tuesday’s Tip: PDF Champions

Is there a special occasion coming up in your life? Perhaps a wedding, anniversary or birthday? If so, make the celebration special by using it as an opportunity to fight Parkinson’s. Many PDF Champions have used life’s favorite moments to fundraise for the foundation. In lieu of favors consider making a donation on behalf of your guests to PDF or encourage your guests to do the same by forgoing gifts and making a donation to PDF instead.  There is no better way to honor someone with Parkinson’s disease than by donating to Parkinson’s research and The Fitzmorris-Riles Family of Abita Spring,… read more Read More

PDF Champions Friday!

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 Read More

Shop For A Cause: PDF Champions!

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 Read More