National Parkinson Foundation’s Celebration for Hope

Release date: 3/8/2011

The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) held the Celebration for Hope
on Thursday, February 17, 2011 at the
JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Miami. The event celebrated members of the Parkinson’s community and the hope they bring to people with Parkinson’s and their families. Thank you to our presenting sponsors, Martin L. and Sara Solomon, and our HOPE sponsors: Daniel D. Cantor, and The Diller von-Furstenberg Family Foundation.

The evening began with a cocktail reception and guests enjoyed purchasing a mystery blue box from the Tiffany wall. NPF President and CEO, Joyce Oberdorf, and Board Chair, Dr. Bernard Fogel presented the 2011 HOPE Awards to Erhla Cantor, Gordon Beckham, Kevin Burkart, and William Marsa. There was also a special remembrance of NPF’s former Chairman
Emeritus, Nathan Slewett.  Nestor Torres, renowned flautist and Latin Grammy award winner, performed throughout the program.

Special thanks to Tiffany & Co. and to Southern Wine & Spirits for their donations.