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Join 8th Annual Concert to Benefit PD This Sunday in Rye, NY


Music lovers and those dedicated to the fight against Parkinson’s disease (PD) are invited to join the 8th Annual Music for Parkinson’s concert on Sunday, December 5, at Rye Country Day School in Rye, NY from 3:30 to 5:30 PM.  The event is organized by Music for Parkinson’s Research, an organization that is raising funds to benefit the research programs of the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF).  

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Music for Parkinson’s was founded by three local individuals, including David Eger, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist from White Plains, NY and faculty member at Sarah Lawrence College.  Dr. Eger was chosen four years ago as an inaugural member of PDF’s People with Parkinson’s Advisory Council, a group that advises the foundation on its research, education and advocacy programs.  He and his co-founders, Marsha Winokur and John Stine, first established concert to support research into the disease, which currently has no cure. 

This year's concert offers an afternoon of high-quality chamber music that will feature performances by the Attacca Quartet, one of America's premier young performing ensembles.  The Julliard-educated, internationally recognized string musicians won the Alice Coleman Grand Prize in 2006.  Performing alongside the quartet will be John Stine, principal clarinetist of the St. Thomas Orchestra and a founding member of the St. Thomas Chamber Music Players, and internationally-known pianist Gena Raps, a Julliard graduate and faculty member at The New School.  

All guests are invited to a wine and cheese reception with the musicians after the concert.  Donations of $25 are suggested. 

PDF Executive Director, Robin Elliott noted, “Over the years, Dr. Eger has been a valuable resource to PDF in our work in the Parkinson’s community.  We are not surprised that he and his colleagues are able to execute an event which not only raises funds, but also offers a truly lovely gathering of friends and supporters of this cause.  We look forward to seeing faces new and old on Sunday.”

To learn more or purchase tickets, visit or call (800) 457-6676.  Media attendance must be confirmed with Ms. Barry by Thursday, December 2 by calling (800) 457-6676 or emailing 


About Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder that affects nearly one million people in the US. Although promising research is being conducted, there is currently no cure for Parkinson’s.

About the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation

The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) is a leading national presence in Parkinson’s disease research, education and public advocacy.  We are working for the nearly one million people in the US who live with Parkinson’s by funding promising scientific research to find the causes of and a cure for Parkinson’s while supporting people with Parkinson’s, their families and caregivers through educational programs and support services.  Since its founding in 1957, PDF has funded over $85 million worth of scientific research in Parkinson’s disease, supporting the work of leading scientists throughout the world and has dedicated over $34 million to support people with Parkinson’s and their families and caregivers through our educational and advocacy programs.




Source Date: Dec 02 2010