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George H. W. Bush, 41st President, Dies at 94

MIAMI and NEW YORK — Today we mourn the loss and celebrate the life of former President George H. W. Bush. He passed away at age 94, having lived with vascular parkinsonism for several years. Despite being confined to a motorized scooter or wheelchair, he battled his Parkinson’s-like symptoms with hope and determination, and even skydived years after his diagnosis to celebrate his 90th birthday.

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Living Well with Parkinson's: Symposium

Join us for an insightful and amazing program. Starting in the Morris and Rae Frank Theater listen to Atlanta's first Parkinson's Choir with the George Center. Then choose options like Music with The George Center, Yoga Stretch, LDBF, and an improv class! Care Partner Support Group will also be provided, with special thanks to JF&CS.

This program is Supported by a Community Grant from the Parkinson's Foundation. Free and Open to the Community

Event Location: 
MJCCA-Zaban Park
5342 Tilly Mill Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338
United States
Fee(s): 
Free; Open to the Community
Contact Name: 
Valerie Chambers
Contact Email: 
valerie.chambers@atlantajcc.org
Event Date Min: 
Sunday, January 6, 2019
Event Chapter: 
Georgia

A Night of Hope for Parkinson's

Join us for our annual wine tasting "A Night of Hope for Parkinson's" on April 26th at the Millennium Hotel Buffalo. There will be a great selection of craft beer, wine, and food along with a 50/50 raffle, gift auction and silent auction. Tickets to our wine tasting are a great present for the hoildays and are available now! They are $50 in advance and $60 at the door. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here or by phone at (716) 449-3795. We hope to see eveyone at our second biggest fundraiser of the year!

Event Location: 
Millennium Hotel Buffalo
2040
Buffalo, NY 14225
United States
Fee(s): 
$50 in advance $60 at the door
Contact Name: 
Chris Jamele
Contact Email: 
cjamele@npfwny.org
Contact Phone: 
7164493795
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Event Date Min: 
Friday, April 26, 2019
Event Chapter: 
Western New York

New Frontiers in Parkinson's Research and Care

Join the Parkinson’s Foundation to learn about the latest updates in genetics, gene-environment interactions, and brain circuitry and dyskinesia in Parkinson’s disease. After sessions on innovations and breakthroughs in PD, you’re invited to join us for a complimentary lunch and “Chat with the Experts.” Ask questions of leaders in the field, share with your community, and learn more about the fight against Parkinson’s.

Speakers include:
James Beck, PhD, Senior VP and Chief Scientific Officer, Parkinson’s Foundation
Caroline Tanner, MD, PhD, Director, Parkinson's Disease Research Education and Clinical Center, UCSF
Alexandra Nelson, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, UCSF

Event Location: 
Mission Oaks Community Center
4701 Gibbons Dr
Carmichael, CA
United States
Fee(s): 
No cost to participants
Contact Name: 
Sarah Osborne
Contact Email: 
sosborne@parkinson.org
Contact Phone: 
661-360-5544
Event Date Min: 
Saturday, March 16, 2019

Parkinson’s Foundation Announces Expansion of Community Grants Program to Address Unmet Community Needs

NEW YORK & MIAMI — November 1, 2018 — The Parkinson’s Foundation is proud to announce that it is requesting applications for community grants to be awarded nationwide for health, wellness and education programs that address unmet needs in the Parkinson’s disease (PD) community. In 2019, the Parkinson’s Foundation will award $1.2 million in community grants.

Parkinson’s Foundation Hosts Free Bilingual Caregiver Summit

MIAMI AND NEW YORK—October 30, 2018—The Parkinson’s Foundation will host a Caregiver Summit – “Cumbre Para Cuidadores” – geared specifically toward caregivers of people living with Parkinson’s disease (PD). The daylong event on December 1 in Phoenix, AZ, will broadcast live at Parkinson.org/Summit in English and Spanish to 15 satellite locations across the country.

Parkinson’s Foundation Adds James Monhart to its Board of Directors

NEW YORK & MIAMI, October 29, 2018—The Parkinson’s Foundation today announced the election of James F.T. Monhart to its board of directors.

"Jim brings an extraordinary passion for Parkinson's disease, along with tremendous skills and personal networks to help advance the mission," stated Howard Morgan, chairman of the Parkinson’s Foundation board. "His professional expertise and philanthropic commitment is a valuable addition to the board of directors." 

Parkinson’s Foundation Earns 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

NEW YORK AND MIAMI—October 22, 2018—The Parkinson’s Foundation has achieved a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the nation's largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities.

The 4-star rating is the highest rating given only to nonprofit organizations that exceed industry standards and outperform peers, while demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.

Parkinson’s Foundation Awards New Nurse Faculty Grant to Four Nurses Specializing in Parkinson’s Care

NEW YORK & MIAMI — October 11, 2018 — The Parkinson’s Foundation announced that it has awarded its first-ever Parkinson’s Foundation Nurse Faculty Award to four nurses, totaling $30,000. The nurses, all graduates of the Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Scholars Program, will each receive $7,500 in grant funding from the Foundation to launch individual projects to help make life better for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD).  

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