PDF News and Events

PDF Announces New Leadership

On May 23, the Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF) elected two new leaders: Howard D. Morgan as Chair, and Constance Woodruff Atwell, Ph.D., as Vice Chair. Mr. Morgan, of Darien, CT, is Co-President of Castle Harlan, Inc., a leading private equity firm in New York, NY. Dr. Atwell, of Pinehurst, NC, retired several years ago as Director of the Division of Extramural Research at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Howard D. Morgan and Constance Woodruff AtwellMr. Morgan said, "PDF has a rich tradition of funding the best research and offering innovative educational and advocacy programs. By building upon this foundation, my colleagues and I seek to accelerate progress for the people who are most invested in our success - the people who live with Parkinson's disease each day."

PDF Mourns Chairman Emeritus Page Morton Black

Page Morton Black, who worked for more than 40 years on behalf of the Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF), died on July 21. It was William Black, Mrs. Black's late husband and founder of the Chock full o'Nuts coffee and restaurant chain, who created PDF in 1957. Mrs. Black served as Secretary of PDF until assuming the role of Chairman after her husband's death in 1983. She resigned from the Board in 2012, serving as Chairman Emeritus until her death. In 2005, PDF presented Mrs. Black with its Lifetime Achievement Award. Robin Elliott, President of PDF said, "We have lost a much-loved, deeply admired and great ambassador for all those who live with Parkinson's disease. Page Morton BlackHer indomitable spirit will continue to be our inspiration in our quest for a cure for this terrible disease."

Photo Credits: Howard Morgan (Credit - Castle Harlan, Inc.); Connie Atwell (Credit - NIH Record); Page Morton Black with (standing, left to right) Nelson Rockefeller, Dr. Ralph Bunche, Jackie Robinson, Rachel Robinson, William Black, Louis Lefkowitz and (seated) Branch Rickey; Page Morton Black and William Black (Credit - Parkinson's Disease Foundation).

Community Events

PDF Champions: Brooklyn Rock ‘n' Roll 10k
Date: Saturday, October 12
Place: Brooklyn, NY
Pound the pavement for PD by joining our first 10k team! Inquire about remaining spots by contacting info@pdf.org.

PDF Champions: Marine Corps Marathon
Date: Sunday, October 27
Place: Washington, DC
Join our inspiring runners, who are taking on 26.2 miles that begin in Quantico, VA, and finish in Washington, DC, while raising funds for PDF. Inquire about remaining spots by contacting info@pdf.org.

PDF Champions: Music for Parkinson's Concert
Date: Sunday, December 8
Place: Rye, NY
Join founding member of the PDF People with Parkinson's Advisory Council, David Eger, Ph.D., and friends for an afternoon of chamber music. Proceeds benefit PDF's research programs.

Find more events or list yours on our website: www.pdf.org/event_calendar

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