Through Jennifer Enslein' own contributions and fundraising efforts, including a grant for $20,000 from the National Parkinson’s Foundation, Enslein was able to secure the Rock Steady Boxing program, which began in August, for the next two years. The funds pay for special equipment and instructor training at Rock Steady Boxing in Indianapolis, Indiana.
JCC Association of North America: Giving Parkinson’s a right hook
Parkinson’s Foundation research grant recipient Sidhanth Chandra, current University of Alabama Birmingham student, received an honorable mention from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.
Apart from throwing hooks and jabs in his weekly PD boxing class, Ronald Christofaro also dances, sings and practices yoga. Parkinson’s Outcomes Project exercise study mentioned.
Clarissa Martinez, PhD, Parkinson’s Foundation Director of Research & Centers Programs, speaks about the Foundation’s initiatives to increase the number of movement disorder specialists, reach underserved PD populations and about the Parkinson’s Outcomes Project (In Spanish).
Christopher Jamele, Parkinson's Foundation Western New York executive director, talks about how raising Parkinson’s awareness has an enormous impact.
John Lee has been living with PD for 5 years. He talks about symptoms and how movement can help. He promotes Moving Day Little Rock, its exercise demonstrations, how it is a great opportunity to network with other people going through the same thing and a chance to get good information about PD.
Colleen Fischer, Parkinson’s Foundation National Coordinator of Signature Events, speaks to local CBS reporter about Parkinson’s and Moving Day Sacramento. She speaks about how participants come together at Moving Day to share the common goal to beat Parkinson's.
Chief Scientific Officer James Beck, PhD, wrote this article about understanding and addressing A mood disorder whose symptoms can include a persistent sad or empty mood, feelings of hopelessness or pessimism, irritability and loss of interest or pleasure in previously enjoyable activities., a common side effect
As Parkinson’s Awareness Month begins, Parkinson’s Life speaks to the Parkinson’s Foundation CEO John Lehr and Chief Scientific Officer James Beck, PhD, about the organization’s current goals and getting involved in the #UniteForParkinsons and #StartAConversation campaigns.
April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month, a time to think about how much you know about the disease.
You may know about the tremors and stiffness that gradually take over patients’ bodies. You may know about famous people with the disease, including Michael J. Fox.
Dave Duplay sits down with John L. Lehr, President & CEO of the Parkinson's Foundation, to talk about the challenges faced by those affected by Parkinson's disease, and what the Parkinson's Foundation is doing to help raise awareness and find a cure.