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14th Annual Parkinsonís Unity Walk Will Be Held on April 26

On April 26, 2008, the Parkinsonís disease (PD) community will once again assemble in New Yorkís Central Park for the Parkinsonís Unity Walk (PUW). In 2007, the two-mile walk had a record 10,000 participants and raised over $1.7 million. The 2008 walk proceeds, as in past years, will support research programs at several national Parkinsonís organizations, including the Parkinsonís Disease Foundation (PDF).

The walk serves as an inspirational event, bringing together families and friends affected by PD. Additionally, the walk program features informational booths, providing updates and materials on relevant Parkinsonís issues. For example, past walks featured the Ask the Doctor Booth for those with questions about Parkinsonís as well as a PDtrials booth, where representatives spoke about the latest clinical trials. The 2008 walk program will include the presentation of the annual Alan Bonander Humanitarian Award to an individual who has made significant contributions to the Parkinsonís community.

Walkers can visit the Parkinsonís Unity Walk site to not only to register, but also to create a personalized individual or team donation page, set fundraising goals, and invite family, friends and co-workers to donate, and track their progress as the walk comes closer.

This year, booths will open at 10 AM, the program will begin at 12 PM, and the walk itself will commence at 1 PM. Because all expenses are covered by corporate sponsors, one hundred percent of donations will go directly to Parkinsonís research.

To register or find more information, call (866) PUW-WALK / (866) 789-9255 or visit

PDF is proud to participate in the Parkinsonís Unity Walk.

Source Date: Mar 01 2008