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Upcoming PDF Champions Events

Monday, June 17

Record Launch Party (New York, NY)


Saturday, June 22

Barr-Stalder Golf Outing (Canton, OH)


Saturday, July 6

Vandergraft Five-Mile Swim (Nevis, MN)


Thursday, July 13

Academy 4 Lil' Angels Golf Outing  (Macombe, MI)


Saturday, September 14

Stepping Out Walk for Parkinson's (Munster, IL)


Saturday, October 12

Rock n' Roll 10k (Brooklyn, NY)

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The Cure Began With Bill & Continues With You

Today, June 6, as we celebrate our founder Bill Black's birthday, we also celebrate YOU for following his lead as a PDF Champion. Read about some of our inspiring PDF Champions – kayakers, bakers, teachers and others – and join them!

Meet Our Champions

In 1957, Bill Black, founder of Chock full o'Nuts, made a donation that began PDF's work to support research to find the cause(s) of and a cure for Parkinson's. Each year since then, it is YOU who has enabled PDF to fund more than $5 million a year in Parkinson's research.

Just this year...

  • Second graders in Staten Island, NY led by teacher Deirdre Murphy Cruz, raised $500 with "Pennies for Parkinson's."
  • Kate DeWitte, 17, of Washington, CT, raised nearly $5,000 in honor of her dad through bake sales and other efforts!
  • Cody Ledsworth, 20, of Muskegon, MI, raised more than $2,700 in honor of his grandmother by kayaking 200 miles along the Muskegon River.
  • Jennifer Neathery, 40, of Huntsville, AL, who lives with young onset PD, raised $4,000 over two years by running a marathon and hiking the rim of the Grand Canyon!
  • David Eger, Ph.D., of White Plains, NY, a person living with Parkinson's, has returned as a PDF Champion year after year, raising nearly $450,000 through his Music for Parkinson's concerts!

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Become A Champion

Do you want to make a difference like these Champions and help us reach our goal of $200,000 by next summer? You can make it happen and we'll help you every step of the way. Whether you want to organize a bake sale, a golf tournament, or run a 10k, the sky is the limit!

P.S. Near Brooklyn, NY? We are forming a team for the sold out Brooklyn Rock 'n' Roll 10k on Saturday October 12!

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Donate to Bill Black's Champions Page

You can support any of our Champions with just a click! Donate through today's special Bill Black fundraising page to help us reach our Champions goal of $200,000 by next summer.

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PDF's work in Parkinson's research, education and advocacy is made possible by your contributions. Make a donation today to support our mission. Thank you for your generosity.
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.