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ParkinsonLink: July 2010

Stay involved with the Parkinson’s community this summer by joining next Wednesday’s online seminar, by submitting a panel to the Parkinson’s Quilt Project or by running this year’s New York City Marathon to support the cause!


Get an Inside Look Into Clinical Trials at an Online Seminar Next Wednesday, July 14

Interested in Parkinson’s clinical trials, but not sure if they’re right for you?  Get a behind-the-scenes look at the process by joining Inside Parkinson's Clinical Trials: What You Need to Know, next Wednesday, July 14 at 2 PM ET.

During this online seminar, you’ll hear from a real-life research partnership - Danna Jennings, M.D., of the Institute for Neurodegenerative Disorders in New Haven, CT, and Steve DeWitte, a study participant and graduate of PDF’s Clinical Research Learning Institute – about the questions you should ask before, during and after trial participation. 

This online seminar is led by PDtrials, an initiative led by PDF and supported by other national Parkinson’s organizations.

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Parkinson’s Quilt Project Deadline Extended!

The deadline for the Parkinson’s Quilt Project has been extended to Friday, July 23.  If your quilt panel is received in time, it will be sewn together with 800 others to create the Parkinson’s Quilt. 

The Quilt will be displayed for the first time at the World Parkinson Congress in Scotland in September to raise awareness of the impact of Parkinson’s and our continued urgency for a cure.

Please register online or contact PDF at as soon as possible to ensure you meet this deadline.

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Attention Runners: Run for PDF at the 2010 NYC Marathon

PDF has two PDF Champions spots available for the ING New York City marathon, which will take place on Sunday, November 7.  Are you interested in contributing to the Parkinson's cause by running this prestigious event?

Runners will receive fundraising and outreach assistance from PDF staff, are provided with singlets and race gear and must meet minimum fundraising requirements.

To secure your spot, email or call us at (800) 457-6676 today.

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If you have or believe you have Parkinson’s disease, then promptly consult a physician and follow your physician’s advice. This email is not a substitute for a physician’s diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease or for a physician’s prescription of drugs, treatment or operations for Parkinson’s.