Bal du Printemp Raises $550,000
On May 16, 300 friends and supporters gathered for PDF's annual gala, Bal du Printemps, raising $550,000 for research and honoring PDF Board Member Isobel Robins Konecky.
Page Morton Black Resigns as PDF Chairman, Becomes Chairman Emeritus
The Board of Directors of the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) accepts the resignation of Page Morton Black, its devoted Chairman for more than three decades, and extends its gratitude for her tireless commitment to PDF. She will now serve as PDF’s Chairman Emeritus. We are grateful in particular for her leadership of our annual gala, through which millions of dollars have been raised for the cause. We also applaud the brilliance with which she has recruited new members to the Board, who now continue in her tradition of dedication to PDF’s mission. As we salute our inspirational leader and friend, we assure her of our love, our thanks and Page Morton Black our admiration.
November is National Family Caregivers Month
Do you have a loved one living with Parkinson’s? PDF is committed to supporting you throughout your journey. Here’s how to contact us for support:
- Call our HelpLine at (800) 457-6676 to find local resources, support groups and specialists.
- Join us online or by phone for our third annual, “Caregiving and Parkinson's Disease,” PD ExpertBriefing on Tuesday, November 20.
- Order our free publications to ensure you are prepared for any situation with PD.
Date: Wednesday, November 14
Place: Slate, New York, NY
Enjoy a buffet dinner with premium open bar, DJ Brenda Black, games of chance, and samba dancing to benefit PDF’s research programs.
PDF Champions: Music for Parkinson’s
Date: Sunday, December 9
Place: Rye, NY
Join David Eger, Ph.D., and friends for chamber music, wine and cheese to benefit PDF’s research programs.
New PD ExpertBriefings Announced!
What is New in Genetics and PD?
Tuesday, September 25
Matthew Farrer, Ph.D., of the University of British Columbia, Canada
Caregiving and Parkinson’s
Tuesday, November 20
Julie H. Carter R.N., M.S., A.N.P., of Oregon Health & Science University
Gait, Balance, Falls and Parkinson’s Disease
Tuesday, January 15
Terry Ellis, P.T., Ph.D., N.C.S., of Boston University College of Health
and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College
Participants can join online or by phone. Pre-registration is highly recommended. Each PD ExpertBriefing takes place LIVE from 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET, and becomes available as a recording on PDF's website one week after the LIVE taping. Other topics to be covered in 2013 will include speech and swallowing in Parkinson's; under-recognized non-motor Parkinson's symptoms; and current PD treatments.
Photo Credits: Page 11 Photo one: back row: David Farber, Jessica Meeny, Jack Drury; front row: Genna Farber, Stevie Gurkoff, Jon Gurkoff, Gene Gurkoff; Photo two: Sandra Stern, Zach Schreiber, Lori Schreiber, Kyle W. Blackmon; Photo three: Debbie Finkel, Judy Gold, Stephanie Goldman-Pittel, Anna Merker, Wendy Hammer, Penny Rosen, Debbie Sutnik (Credit – Patrick McMullan); Photo four: Robin Elliott, Tim Wheelock, Jennifer Konecky, Matt Wheelock, Isobel Robins Konecky, Robert Wheelock (Credit – Janet Charles).