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Celebrate Spring Engages Young New Yorkers in the Cause

On April 29, nearly 300 guests joined the Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF) and the Young New Yorkers for the Fight Against Parkinson’s committee for Celebrate Spring at Slate, in New York City.

For the third year, co-chairs G. Pennington Egbert III, Missy Egbert Sheehan and Georgina B. Schaeffer, whose fathers both lived with Parkinson’s, led the event. They did so with the help a group of nearly 100 New Yorkers dedicated to advancing a cure for Parkinson’s.

The co-chairs, now well-seasoned event leaders, emphasized the importance of Celebrate Spring in engaging people of all ages in the Parkinson’s cause. As Mr. Egbert said, “It is imperative to hold events like Celebrate Spring, to reach out to a younger generation and let them know there are ways that they too, can help in the fight against PD.”

The event raised funds for a research program identified by Lucien Côté, M.D., a Parkinson’s specialist at Columbia University.

PDF thanks its co-chairs and the Young New Yorkers for the Fight Against Parkinson’s committee for their continued support of this event

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: May 24 2010