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Tequila & Tapas Event Raises More Than $20,000 for Parkinson's Research

Norwood, NJ, resident Stephanie Goldman-Pittel shined a spotlight on the Parkinson’s cause, raising more than $20,000 at her Tequila & Tapas event held on January 22 at Harvest Bistro and Bar in Closter. More than 75 guests joined the evening benefitting the research programs of the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF).

The evening was a warm gathering of family, friends and community members from across Bergen County. Guests enjoyed a special tasting of select Patrón tequilas, gourmet hors d'oeuvre stations and a silent auction. Mrs. Goldman-Pittel, along with her event Co-chairs Doug Stern, Demarest, NJ, and Amy Sole, Mountain Lakes, NJ, organized the event as a PDF Helping Hours’ fundraiser to encourage friends to enjoy a night out to support Parkinson’s research.

Mrs. Goldman-Pittel, a PDF Board Member since 2010, is especially committed to the cause, as her father currently lives with Parkinson’s, a disease for which there is no cure.

“With every dollar raised, we support the nearly one million people in the US, including my father, who live with Parkinson’s,” said Mrs. Goldman Pittel. “I am grateful to my family, friends and those in the community who attended Tequila & Tapas for helping to move PDF one step closer to a cure.”

PDF President, Robin Elliott, added, “By bringing together their community for a festive evening of Tequila and Tapas, Mrs. Goldman-Pittel and her Co-chairs Amy Sole and Doug Stern are helping PDF to improve the lives and futures of people touched by Parkinson’s.”

For more information or to host your own Helping Hours, contact the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation 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.


Source Date: Jan 23 2014