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Stephanie Goldman-Pittel



Helping Hours

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

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

Contact PDF at to set up your own Helping Hours. 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 Parkinson's cause while raising funds for research!

Recent Helping Hours

New Jersey

PDF Board Member Stephanie Goldman-Pittel, along with her event Co-chairs Doug Stern and Amy Sole, shined a spotlight on the Parkinson’s cause, raising more than $20,000 at their Tequila & Tapas event held on January 22, 2014, at Harvest Bistro and Bar in Closter, NJ.

The evening was a warm gathering of family, friends and community members from across Bergen County. More than 75 guests enjoyed a special tasting of select Patrón tequilas, gourmet hors d'oeuvre stations and a silent auction.

“With every dollar raised, we support the nearly one million people in the US, including my father, who live with Parkinson’s,” said Mrs. Goldman-Pittel. “I am grateful to my family, friends and those in the community who attended Tequila & Tapas for helping to move PDF one step closer to a cure.”

See Tequila & Tapas in the News

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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!