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Eleventh Annual Music for Parkinson's Concert Raises $40,000 for Research

Residents near Rye, NY, shined a spotlight on the Parkinson’s cause, raising nearly $40,000, at the 11th Annual Music for Parkinson's concert held on December 8 at the Rye Country Day School. More than 90 guests attended the afternoon of chamber music and poetry to benefit the research programs of the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF).

Music for Parkinson’s Research hosted the event, which continued its warm tradition of gathering local musicians, friends and family to make a difference in the fight against Parkinson’s. The local volunteer group was co-founded by David Eger, Ph.D., White Plains, NY, a former PDF Board Member living with Parkinson’s. This year, alongside chamber music, guests enjoyed a special poetry reading by Robin Morgan, an award-winning poet and author, who read from her new in-progress book of poems, Dark Matter.

The Attacca Quartet, an internationally acclaimed ensemble, returned to the stage with esteemed local musicians, clarinetist and event co-founder John Stine, Chappaqua, NY, and pianist Gena Raps, New York, NY.

“Music for Parkinson’s Research does a wonderful service to the community year after year by bringing together guests to share their love of the arts, while helping PDF to fund the most promising research to find a cure,” said PDF President Robin Elliott.

For more information or to donate in honor of the event, contact PDF at (800) 457-6676, or visit

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 disease by funding promising scientific research while supporting people living with Parkinson's disease through educational programs and services. Since its founding in 1957, PDF has dedicated $100 million to fund the work of leading scientists throughout the world and $42 million to support education and advocacy programs.

About Music for Parkinson’s Research
Music for Parkinson’s Research (MPR) was founded in 2003 by Dr. Eger, John Stine and the late Marsha Winokur. The trio established the annual chamber music concerts with the mission of raising funds to support Parkinson’s disease research. To date, MPR has raised nearly $500,000.


Source Date: Dec 12 2013