Celebrate Spring NY
The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation and the Young New Yorkers for the Fight Against Parkinson’s committee thank you for joining Celebrate Spring New York on April 3 at LAVO.
More than 350 supporters raised over $80,000. Proceeds from the evening will benefit PDF’s Côté Clinical Genetics Initiative, which supports research to identify and understand the role of genetic markers in Parkinson’s disease.
Founders: G. Pennington Egbert III, Georgina B. Schaeffer and Missy Egbert Sheehan.
Co-Chairs: G. Pennington Egbert III, Gregory and Barbara Romero, Jonathan E. Romero, Jr., Missy Egbert Sheehan and William B. Sheehan.
Vice-Chairs: W. Alexander Budney, Andrew S. Gustin, Adam and Kim Wolfberg, Darren and Michele Wolfberg.
Host Committee: Thomas and Stefania Allen, David Bickford, James G. Bohannon, Nicholas Brandfon and Lexi Gross, Billy and Christina Bryan, Billy Busko, Tripp Callan, Carroll and Reed Carroll, Julie Cho, Mark Coatney and Kristina Dell, Alix Connors, Elissa Coughlin, Justin de la Chappelle, Alexandra Dell, Stephen Farrelly, Jeff and Laurie Ferris, Gabi Fisher, Melissa Fisher, Willie and Christina Geist, Amy Grace, Ian and Aileen Gumprecht, Missy Heanue, Hylton Heard, George and Peggy Hebard, Brooks Huston, Prue Hyman, Phillips and Shannon Johnston, Chris and Jackie Keber, Doug and Susie Kerridge, Marc Lewinstein, Todd and Kristin McClutchy, Ellen McGrath, Anna Vietor McLaughlin and Andrew McLaughlin, Michael and Lindsey Passaro, Sam and Pheobe Polk, Virginia Powell, Jeff and Sarah Pribyl, William Rabbe, Josh and Melissa Raskin, Marie Rentschler and Peter Webel, Fatima Sanandaji, Liz Scanlon, Robert and Heather Schaefer, Michael Sellman, Arthur Sheehan, Tom and Lindsay Sheehan, Don and Petra Shillingburg, Marisa Silber, Winnie Clark Smith, Andrew Solar, Holland and Abby Sullivan, Edward and Liz Swenson, Sarah Thompson, Jedediah and Agnes Turner, Tielman Van Vleck, Dean and, Lynette Vanderwarker, Edward M. Vietor, Kevin and Libby Wildes, Charlie and McDowell Winn.
Event History: Celebrate Spring was first conceived six years ago by G.Pennington Egbert III, his sister Missy Egbert Sheehan and their close friend Georgina B. Schaeffer. The three, whose fathers both lived with Parkinson’s disease, 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 in New York City, which has raised more than $400,000 since its inception.