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PDF Champions Raise More Than $35,000 for Parkinson’s Research at Martinis & Bellinis Event

Norwood, NJ, resident Stephanie Goldman-Pittel and her fellow co-chairs from nearby communities raised more than $35,000 to benefit the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) at Martinis & Bellinis, their third annual PDF Helping Hours event on March 3. More than 100 guests attended the event held at Harvest Bistro & Bar in Closter, NJ, to support Parkinson’s research.

The evening was a warm gathering of family, friends and community members. Guests enjoyed a special tasting of assorted martinis and bellinis, gourmet dinner and silent auction. The three co-chairs, Mrs. Goldman-Pittel of Norwood, Amy Sole of Mountain Lakes and Doug Stern of Demarest, NJ, formed the event in honor of their loved ones who live with Parkinson’s disease.

“My father has been battling Parkinson’s disease for over 20 years. Because Parkinson’s has no cure, my co-chairs and I feel the need to do everything in our power to raise dollars and awareness for the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, so that ultimately, we will find a cure,” said Mrs. Goldman-Pittel, a PDF Board Member. “We’re grateful to the members of our community who helped us raise more than ever for critical Parkinson’s research at Martinis & Bellinis. The response to our annual PDF Helping Hours events has been wonderful and continues to grow.”

About Parkinson’s Disease
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder that affects nearly one million people in the US.  Although promising research is being conducted, there is currently no cure for Parkinson’s disease.

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