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Join PDF for the 2010 Parkinsonís Unity Walk on April 24

On Saturday, April 24, members of the Parkinson’s disease (PD) community will come together to participate in the 16th Annual Parkinson’s Unity Walk in Central Park, New York.  Funds raised from the two-mile walk will benefit the research programs of seven major Parkinson’s disease organizations, including that of the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF).

Join PDF’s team, the PDF Pacers, create your own team of family, friends and supporters or - if you're not in New York - participate online via webcast.  As a member the PDF Pacers, you’ll join PDF’s board, staff and People with Parkinson’s Advisory Council (PPAC) - all wearing the Fight to Win Parkinson’s Awareness Month T-Shirt - for the walk through Central Park.  Led by PPAC member and team captain, Joanna Steichen, the PDF Pacers will be walking in honor of Bruce Talbot, also a member of PPAC, who served as captain of the PDF Pacers in 2008 and 2009.

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The Parkinson’s Unity Walk will begin at 10:00 AM with the opening of informational booths.  Among these, walkers can find information on clinical trials from the PDtrials booth, answers to their questions on Parkinson’s from the “Ask the Doctor” booth and more.  The Walk program at 12:15 PM will feature words from representatives of several Parkinson’s disease foundations.  The two-mile walk will commence at 1:00 PM.

At this year's walk, the Alan Bonander Humanitarian Award will be presented to Monnie Lindsay of Omaha, NE.  This award is given annually to an individual with Parkinson's in recognition of his or her exemplary contribution to the community.  Ms. Lindsay currently serves as the Vice President of the Parkinson’s Action Network's Board of Directors.  She has played a key role in obtaining funding for the Nebraska Parkinson’s Disease Registry.  She has also served on the Chicago Chapter board of the American Parkinson Disease Association, during which time she set up the chapter’s respite program and co-chaired its annual walk.

If you are interested in walking, please visit the Parkinson’s Unity Walk site to register (, invite family, friends and co-workers to donate and create a personalized individual or team donation page.

If you are unable to participate in person, join from home via online at

Source Date: Apr 08 2010