The Young New Yorkers for the Fight Against Parkinson’s and the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation® (PDF®) will hold its ninth annual Celebrate Spring New York at Marquee located at 289 10th Avenue between 26th and 27th Streets in New York City on Thursday, April 7, 2016. Proceeds from the evening will support PDF’s research programs.
G. Pennington Egbert III, Gregory and Barbara Romero, Jonathan E. Romero, Jr., and Missy Egbert Sheehan and William B. Sheehan are the Co-Chairs. W. Alexander Budney, Andrew S. Gustin, George and Peggy Hebard, Josh and Melissa Raskin, Adam and Kim Wolfberg, and Darren and Michele Wolfbergare the Vice-Chairs.
Celebrate Spring New York was founded by G. Pennington Egbert III, his sister Missy Egbert Sheehan and their close friend Georgina B. Schaeffer whose fathers both lived with Parkinson’s disease. They joined together to create the Young New Yorkers for the Fight Against Parkinson’s committee, a group of nearly 100 New Yorkers dedicated to advancing a cure for Parkinson’s. Each year the committee hosts Celebrate Spring New York, which has raised nearly $675,000 since its inception.
The event will begin at 8:00 PM with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a live auction and dancing, with music provided by DJ Brenda Black. Support levels are as follows: sponsorships at $5,000, $2,500, $1,250, $500, $475 and $250 and individual tickets at $165.
The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation supports research and ideas that will improve the lives and futures of people touched by Parkinson’s. Created by William Black, the founder of Chock full o’Nuts, a successful New York coffee and restaurant business, PDF was the first national not-for-profit organization to focus on Parkinson’s disease. Since its founding in 1957, PDF has invested $110 million in the research of leading scientists around the world and an additional $47 million to support education and advocacy programs.