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Local Residents Raise Nearly $40,000 for Parkinson’s Research at Scotch & Sangria Event in Closter, NJ

Proceeds From Fourth Annual Helping Hours Event Benefit Parkinson’s Foundation

New York, NY, March 9, 2017 – Norwood, NJ, resident Stephanie Goldman and her fellow co-chairs from nearby communities raised nearly $40,000 to benefit the Parkinson’s Foundation at Scotch & Sangria, their fourth annual Helping Hours event on March 2. More than 140 guests attended the event held at Sear House in Closter, NJ, to support Parkinson’s research.

The evening was a warm gathering of family, friends and community members. Guests enjoyed special tastings of sangria and Macallan scotch, gourmet dinner and a silent auction featuring unique items from local businesses and sports teams. Ms. Goldman and her fellow co-chairs Amy Sole of Mountain Lakes and Doug Stern of Demarest, NJ, formed the event in honor of their loved ones touched by Parkinson’s disease.

“We’re grateful to everyone who attended Scotch & Sangria and made it our most successful event yet. Every dollar raised supports the Parkinson's Foundation in funding the most promising scientific research and improving lives for the one million people in the US living with Parkinson’s,” said Ms. Goldman, a Parkinson’s Foundation Board member.

Since 2014, the trio’s Helping Hours events have now raised over $120,000 for Parkinson’s research.

About the Parkinson's Foundation
The Parkinson's Foundation is working toward a world without Parkinson's disease. Formed by the merger of National Parkinson Foundation and the Parkinson's Disease Foundation in August 2016, the mission of the Parkinson's Foundation is to invest in promising scientific research that will end Parkinson's disease and improve the lives of people with Parkinson's and their families through improved treatments, support and the best care. For more information, call (800) 4PD-INFO (473-4636).

About Parkinson's Disease
Parkinson's disease is a progressive neurological disorder that affects nearly one million people in the US and over 10 million worldwide. Parkinson's is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer's and is the 14th leading cause of death in the US. It is associated with a loss of motor control (e.g., shaking or tremor at rest and lack of facial expression) as well as non-motor symptoms (e.g., depression 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. and anxiety A feeling of nervousness, worried thoughts and physical distress.).  Although promising research is being conducted, there is currently no cure for Parkinson's disease.

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