Help cheer on our Champions! Support Parkinson's research by attending one of our PDF Champions' events around the country or cheering them on as they run, golf and walk for Parkinson's.
Browse these featured events and search our website calendar for additional listings.
People with Parkinson's Advisory Council Fundraising for Community Choice Research Awards
PDF’s People with Parkinson’s Advisory Council is on a mission this year to raise $25,000 for PDF's research programs.
Calling on their friends and family to help them reach their goal, funds raised will support a special initiative, the Community Choice Research Awards. These awards, chosen by the Parkinson’s community, address the very serious, but often unmet needs in Parkinson’s including fatigue and gastrointestinal function.
Meet the members of Team PPAC who are going beyond the call of duty guiding PDF's work for the Parkinson's community.
Join Helping Hours: Martinis & Bellinis in Closter, NJ
Co-Chairs Stephanie Goldman-Pittel, Amy Sole and Doug Stern are hosting their annual PDF Helping Hours: Martinis & Bellinis at Harvest Bistro & Bar in Closter, NJ, on Thursday, March 3 at 7:00 PM. The event will feature a special tasting of assorted martinis and bellinis, gourmet hors d’oeuvres and silent auction. Tickets to attend are $125 per person and can be purcahsed here.
“My family and I would love nothing more than to see an end to Parkinson’s disease,” says Mrs. Goldman-Pittel, a PDF Board Member whose father currently lives with the disease. “PDF follows through on its mission to end Parkinson’s with such personal and caring action. We hope this event raises critical funds for research and inspires others to help make a difference for the nearly one million people across the country living with Parkinson’s.”
Student Runs Half Marathon for Grandfather
PDF Champion Alexandra Archuleta, a communications student at California State University East Bay, will run 13.1 miles in the Oakland Running Festival Half Marathon in Oakland, CA on Sunday, March 20, to raise funds for PDF. She is running her third half marathon in honor of her grandfather who lives with Parkinson’s.
“I'll be running with a PDF racing jersey on my back on the very streets my grandfather served and protected as a firefighter engineer for over 30 years. Training for this half marathon has been a physical challenge, but training with a purpose in my heart and mind is so much more rewarding. Knowing I have the support of my friends and family inspires me every day,” says Alexandra.
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