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PDF Hosts Celebrate Spring!

Young New Yorkers for the Fight Against Parkinsonís Committee and the Parkinsonís Disease Foundation

On Wednesday, April 4, 2012, the Young New Yorkers for the Fight Against Parkinson’s committee and the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) will hold its fifth annual Celebrate Spring event at LAVO located at 39 East 58th Street in New York City.   Proceeds from the evening will benefit PDF’s Côté Clinical Genetics Initiative, which supports research to identify and understand the role of genetic markers in Parkinson’s disease.

G. Pennington Egbert III, Gregory and Barbara Romero, Jonathan E. Romero, Jr., Georgina B. Schaeffer, Missy Egbert Sheehan and William B. Sheehan are the Co-Chairs.   

Celebrate Spring was first conceived five years ago by G. Pennington Egbert III, his sister Missy Egbert Sheehan and their close friend Georgina B. Schaeffer.  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.  Each year the committee hosts Celebrate Spring, which has raised more than $300,000 since its inception.

The event 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 at or tickets may be purchased at the door for $160 - space permitting. 

The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation supports research and ideas that will improve the lives and futures of people touched by Parkinson’s.  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.  Since its founding in 1957, PDF has invested $90 million in the research of leading scientists around the world and has committed an additional $37 million to support education and advocacy programs. 

For ticket information, contact Kelly Bresnahan at (800) 457-6676, ext 7683 or visit

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Source Date: Feb 24 2012