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Texas Business Owners to Host “Shake, Rattle and Crawl” for Parkinson’s on Saturday, April 20 through Sunday April 21

San Antonio, TX residents Roxanne Levine and Dawn Judson are inviting the community to an outdoor four-wheeling adventure this April in recognition of Parkinson's Awareness Month. In collaboration with Bikini Offroad, they are a hosting an off-road vehicle event, "Shake, Rattle and Crawl" at the Hidden Falls Adventure Park in Marble Falls, TX, to benefit the Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF). The family friendly event will take place from Saturday, April 20 through Sunday, April 21.

They were inspired to organize the creative benefit to honor Ms. Judson's late father-in-law, John Judson, who lived with Parkinson's disease. Ms. Levine and Ms. Judson saw their love of adventurous driving as an opportunity to make a difference for others who are affected by Parkinson's disease, a disease for which there is no cure.

Working with the PDF Champions program, the grassroots fundraising arm of the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, they hope to exceed their fundraising goal of $2,500. From ATVs and Jeeps to motorcycles and trucks, participants will be able to drive along the scenic trails and hills of the Hidden Falls Adventure Park. Admission to enter the park is $25. The weekend event will feature a scavenger hunt, a raffle with thousands of dollars in off-roading prizes, with proceeds benefitting PDF, and a catered dinner. A trail will be named in memory of the late Mr. Judson.

"This is something near and dear to our hearts, because we all knew and loved John. He never let Parkinson's disease dictate what he was capable of accomplishing. We wanted to organize this fun event in memory of him for Parkinson's Awareness Month," remarks Ms. Levine.

PDF Executive Director Robin Elliott said, "We are grateful for PDF Champions like Ms. Levine and Ms. Judson who are dedicated to funding the most promising research and raising awareness about the impact of Parkinson's. Their efforts to help PDF improve the lives and futures of the nearly one million people across the country living with Parkinson's are inspiring."

To support Ms. Levine and Ms. Judson's fundraising efforts or for more information, contact PDF at (800) 457-6676, info@pdf.org or www.pdf.org.

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 $96 million to fund the work of leading scientists throughout the world and over $40 million to support national education and advocacy programs.


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Source Date: Apr 16 2013