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Join the Ninth Annual Concert to Benefit Parkinsonís Research on Sunday, December 4 in Rye, NY
- Nov 22 2011
Music lovers and those dedicated to the fight against Parkinson’s disease (PD) are invited to join the Ninth Annual Music for Parkinson’s concert on Sunday, December 4, at Rye Country Day School in Rye, NY from 3:30 to 5:30 PM. The event is organized by Music for Parkinson’s Research, an organization that is raising funds to benefit the research programs of the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF).
Music for Parkinson’s was founded by three individuals, including David Eger, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist from White Plains, NY and faculty member at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY. Dr. Eger is a Co-Chair and inaugural member of PDF’s People with Parkinson’s Advisory Council, a group that advises the foundation on its research, education and advocacy programs. He and his Music for Parkinson’s co-founders, Marsha Winokur and John Stine, first established the concert to support research for the disease, for which there is currently no cure.
The trio has put together an afternoon of high-quality chamber music that will feature performances by John Stine, principal clarinetist of the St. Thomas Orchestra and a founding member of the St. Thomas Chamber Music Players, and by internationally-known pianist Gena Raps, a Julliard graduate and faculty member at The New School in New York, NY. Also performing is the Attacca Quartet, one of America's premier young performing ensembles. The Julliard-educated, internationally recognized string musicians won the Alice Coleman Grand Prize in 2006.
All guests are invited to a wine and cheese reception with the musicians after the concert. Donations of $50 are suggested.
PDF Executive Director, Robin Elliott, noted, “Dr. Eger is not only wonderful friend and advisor to PDF but also a valued PDF Champion - one of several individuals around the country who put their time and energy into raising awareness for Parkinson’s and funds for PDF in their local communities. We are pleased to work with him again on this wonderful concert, which raises vital funds for research and provides a lovely gathering of friends and supporters of the Parkinson’s cause. We look forward to seeing everyone on December 4.”
To learn more or purchase tickets, visit https://support.pdf.org/music or call (800) 457-6676.
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 the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation
The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) is a leading national presence in Parkinson’s disease research, education and public advocacy. We are working for the nearly one million people in the US who live with Parkinson’s by funding promising scientific research while supporting people living with Parkinson’s through educational programs and services. Since its founding in 1957, PDF has dedicated over $90 million to fund the work of leading scientists throughout the world and over $37 million to support national education and advocacy programs.
Source Date: Nov 22 2011