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Parkinson's News Today: 9 Organizations That Support Parkinson’s Disease Patients and Their Families
Kristy Pomes, the amazing Manager of Marketing Communications at the Parkinson’s Foundation, is quoted: “This is a really amazing event- We host 39 (walks) across the nation, and they are each an opportunity for people in the Parkinson’s community to come together, move, be together, be a part of the community, and funds raised help the Parkinson’s Foundation support their mission of providing expert care to more than 100 thousand pe
Acorda just presented the latest data from Inbrija, a new drug to help with off episodes, at the American Academy of Neurology’s yearly meeting. Two Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence doctors are quoted: Katie Kompoliti from Rush University and Meredith Spindler from the University of Pennsylvania Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center.
Title Boxing Club member Mike Santillo was diagnosed with Parkinson's last year and is doing everything he can to increase PD awareness. Parkinson’s Foundation #StartAConversation campaign mentioned.
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.
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