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Mountain Lakes Resident Helps Raise Funds for Parkinsonís Research

Amy Sole, shined a spotlight on the Parkinson’s cause, raising more than $20,000 at her “Tequila & Tapas” event held on January 22 at Harvest Bistro and Bar in Closter.

More than 75 guests joined the evening benefiting the research programs of the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF).

The evening was a warm gathering of family, friends and community members from across Bergen County.

Guests enjoyed a special tasting of select Patrón tequilas, gourmet hors d'oeuvre stations and a silent auction. Ms. Sole, along with her event co-chairs Doug Stern, Demarest, and Stephanie Goldman-Pittel, Norwood, organized the event as a PDF Helping Hours’ fundraiser to encourage friends to enjoy a night out to support Parkinson’s research.

Sole, who has been active with PDF for many years leading annual fundraising events, is especially committed to the cause as her late father lived with Parkinson’s.

“I am grateful to everyone who attended Tequila & Tapas to help make a difference for the nearly one million people in the US who live with Parkinson’s and other families like my own who were affected by this disease,” said Sole.

“Together, we are helping to move PDF one step closer to a cure.”

PDF president, Robin Elliott, added: “By bringing together their community for a festive evening of Tequila and Tapas, Ms. Sole and her co-chairs Stephanie Goldman-Pittel and Doug Stern are helping PDF to improve the lives and futures of people touched by Parkinson’s.”

For more information or to host a Helping Hours event, contact the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation at (800) 457-6676, or visit

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.

The Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF) is a leading national presence in Parkinson's disease research, education and public advocacy.

They are working for the nearly one million people in the US who live with Parkinson's disease by funding promising scientific research while supporting people living with Parkinson's disease through educational programs and services.

Since its founding in 1957, PDF has dedicated $100 million to fund the work of leading scientists throughout the world and $42 million to support education and advocacy programs.

Source Date: Jan 24 2014
Source Publication: The Citizen
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