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Join Young New Yorkers and PDF to Celebrate Spring on Thursday, April 29

On Thursday, April 29, 2010, the Parkinson's Disease Foundation and its Young New Yorkers for the Fight Against Parkinson's committee will hold the third annual Celebrate Spring event at Slate in New York City.  Proceeds from the evening will help PDF continue its vital work of funding promising scientific research and supporting people with Parkinson’s, their families and caregivers through educational programs and support services.

Reserve Your Celebrate Spring Tickets

G. Pennington Egbert III, Georgina B. Schaeffer and Missy Egbert Sheehan are the Chairmen.  W. Alexander Budney, Daisy Prince and Hugh Chisholm, Jonathan E. Romero, Jr., Gregory and Barbara Romero, William B. Sheehan and Marisa and Walter Tomenson are the Vice Chairmen.   

The idea for Celebrate Spring was conceived by Penn, his sister Missy, and their close friend Georgina. 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.

The benefit will begin at 8 PM with cocktails and dancing, with music provided by DJ Brenda Black. Support levels are as follows:  Sponsorships at $5,000, $2,500, $1,250, $500 and $250; Tickets at $150.  Sponsorships and tickets may be purchased in advance on PDF's website or tickets may be purchased at the door for $165 - space permitting. 

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.

About Parkinson's Disease Foundation
The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation is a leading national presence in Parkinson’s disease research, education and public advocacy.  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.  PDF is working for nearly one million people in the US living with Parkinson’s by funding promising scientific research and supporting people with Parkinson’s, their families and caregivers through educational programs and support services.  Since its founding in 1957, PDF has funded over $80 million worth of scientific research in Parkinson’s disease, supporting the work of leading scientists throughout the world. 

Source Date: Apr 16 2010