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Ninth Annual Concert Raises $40,000 for Parkinson's Research
- Dec 07 2011
On December 4, nearly 150 people gathered at Rye Country Day School in Rye, NY, for the Ninth Annual Music for Parkinson’s Concert, raising $40,000 for the research programs of the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF).
The afternoon was an intimate gathering of family, friends, neighbors and loyal supporters organized by Music for Parkinson’s Research. This volunteer group was founded nine years ago by David Eger, Ph.D., of White Plains, John Stine, of Chappaqua, and the late Marsha Winokur, to support research into the disease, for which there is currently no cure.
The concert featured the works of Brahms and Mozart, performed by internationally known pianist Gena Raps, one of the United States premier young performing ensembles, the Attacca Quartet, and renowned flutist Carol Wincenc. A wine and cheese reception followed.
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Dr. Eger, who is a practicing clinical psychologist and Co-Chair of PDF’s People with Parkinson’s Advisory Council, remarked, “Year after year, we come one step closer to improving the lives and futures of the nearly one million people in the US living with Parkinson’s disease.”
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 many 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 were 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.”
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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.
About Music for Parkinson’s Research
Music for Parkinson’s Research (MPR) was founded in 2003 with the mission of raising fund to support Parkinson’s disease research. To date, MPR has raised over $375,000.
Source Date: Dec 07 2011