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PDF News and Events

PDF Announces New Members of the Board

Richard D. Field and Gregory H. RomeroOn October 24, the Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF) elected two new members to its Board of Directors: Richard D. Field and Gregory H. Romero. Mr. Field, of New Canaan, CT and Hobe Sound, FL, is Co-founder of Lending Tree LLC, an online lending marketplace. Mr. Romero of Tuxedo Park, NY, is a Vice President of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management (MSWM).

Mr. Romero, who has been active with PDF through leadership of its Celebrate Spring events, noted, “My father’s journey with Parkinsonism taught me that the disease is truly a family affair. Working with PDF, I am eager to involve the family members like myself whose passion can accelerate our progress towards the cure." For a complete list of PDF’s Board of Directors, see page 12 or visit www.pdf.org/bod.

NYC Volunteers Kick off Helping Hours

Helping HoursOn November 7, New Yorkers helped PDF to kick off its first in a series of 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. Guests made small donations to enjoy a post-work cocktail and meet others committed to the cause. The next Helping Hours will take place at Harvest Bistro & Bar, in Closter, NJ, on Wednesday, January 22. Are you looking to set one up in your city? Contact PDF

Community Events

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

Here are just a few events taking place in April 2014 during Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Be sure to order supplies and find more events on our website.

Celebrate Spring NYC
Date: Wednesday, April 2
Place: LAVO, New York, NY
Enjoy a night of cocktails and dancing to benefit PDF’s research programs.
(800) 457-6676
www.pdf.org/csny

Celebrate Spring Boston
Date: Friday, April 11
Place: The Liberty Hotel, Boston, MA
Enjoy a night of cocktails and dancing to benefit PDF’s research programs.
(800) 457-6676
www.pdf.org/csbos

Parkinson’s Unity Walk
Date: Saturday, April 26
Place: Central Park, New York, NY
Join the community for a one-mile walk to raise funds for PD research.
(866) PUW-WALK
www.unitywalk.org

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

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