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ParkinsonLink: December 2009

Thank you for your continued support of PDF. Each day, we use your contributions as wisely and efficiently as possible to fight Parkinson’s. We are pleased to say that because of these efforts, PDF has now been awarded two top honors for its fiscal management.


PDF Rated a Four-Star Charity by Charity Navigator

PDF recently received a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, a top ranking given only to charities who demonstrate sound fiscal management. This makes PDF the only Parkinson’s organization to have been awarded both a four-star rating from Charity Navigator and the Charity Seal of Approval from the Wise Giving Alliance of the Better Business Bureau (BBB).

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Online PD ExpertBriefings: Did You Miss Them?

Did you miss the first two PD ExpertBriefings in PDF’s six-part educational series? Now you can view “How to Take Care of the Caregiver” and “PD and Its Treatment: Secrets, Myths and Misconceptions” at anytime from the comfort of your own home! Also save the date for the next event, “Understanding Legal Issues for People with Parkinson’s,” which will take place on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 1 PM ET.

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See PD ExpertBriefing 2010 Schedule


Enter the Parkinson’s Awareness Month T-Shirt Design Contest!

Parkinson’s Awareness Month is still a few months off, but you can start now to make an impact in April 2010. Enter YOUR design in the PDF Parkinson’s Awareness Month T-Shirt Contest! The winner’s design will be offered on PDF’s online store and distributed at the Parkinson’s Unity Walk in New York City in April 2010. Submissions must be received by Sunday, January 31, 2010.

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This Month's Highlighted Item: 2010 Calendar

PDF’s Creativity Calendar features the inspiring artwork of 13 people with Parkinson's disease.

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