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The Champions of Summer
PDF Champions stayed busy this summer, coming up with creative ideas for raising funds and awareness of Parkinson's around the US. Thank you PDF Champions!
From left to right: Eric Young swam five miles for late mom Barbara Vandergraft (Nevis, MN); Rachel Isenberg held a Happy Hour to raise funds for her 14,500 foot climb of Mount Whitney, which raised in total $4,300 (Philadelphia, PA); Bob Benjamin and the Light of Day Foundation presented PDF President Robin Elliott with a check for $100,000, matching donations made by the community this past April (Iselin, NJ); Musician Blake Morgan raised funds at the launch party for this new record Diamonds in the Dark in honor of mom Robin (New York, NY); Staff member David Blomquist and fiancée Linnea Goderstad raised $760 while kayaking the Mississippi River (New York, NY).
From top to bottom: Hailey Salha, 11, and her sister, Taylor, 9, hosted a lemonade stand, raising $60 for PDF, "in honor of our grandfather, Herman Salha who is living with Parkinson's disease" (Modesto, CA); Sarah Free made potholders for Parkinson's as a school project, "to make our world a better place and help find a cure," donating $52 in earnings to PDF (Owensboro, KY).
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Sign up as a recurring donor to PDF and Chock full o'Nuts will send you a free package of its Original Blend Coffee!
Here's how your recurring donation impacts PDF programs:
- $10 per month will underwrite the training of a new advocate for Parkinson's Advocates in Research (PAIR).
- $25 per month will allow 125 people to find answers from our toll-free National HelpLine.
- $250 per month will fund a PDF Conference Grant, to study an emerging issue in Parkinson's.
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