Helping Hours

Are you looking to connect with others who care about the cause over cocktails?

Join Helping Hours, signature events at which guests can enjoy a post-work cocktail while supporting Parkinson’s research!  

Contact us at to set up your own. Here's how it works:

  • Ask friends and family to make a small donation to PDF at the door (can range from $10 to $125).
  • Work with our team to find a local venue that can offer happy hour specials and businesses that can donate a raffle prize or two to your event.
  • Invite friends and family and let us help promote your event online.
  • Meet others connected to the cause while raising funds for research!

Recent Helping Hours

New Jersey

Doug Stern, Amy Sole, Stephanie Goldman, John Lehr, CEOCo-chairs  Doug Stern, Amy Sole and Stephanie Goldman (pictured from left to right with John Lehr, CEO), raised nearly $40,000 at Scotch & Sangria, their fourth annual Helping Hours held on March 2, 2017 at Sear House in Closter, NJ. More than 140 guests enjoyed a special tasting of assorted martinis and bellinis, gourmet dinner and silent auction. The co-chairs led the event along with committee members Josh Bernstein, Donna Brower, Cheryl Phillip, Garen Sass, Jennifer Hoehn Stern, Mara Wallach and Julia Weksler.

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New York

On November 7, 2013, New Yorkers helped PDF to kick off its first Helping Hours, raising $1,300 for research! 

The event was led by volunteer chairs Chasen Mintz, Amy Sole and Jeffrey Zygler and welcomed 100 guests to Public House in NYC (see photos at right). Guests made small donations to enjoy a post-work cocktail and a lucky few won raffles items from local businesses such as Chelsea Piers and Flywheel.

Thanks to all who joined!