February 2016


Author: Parkinson's Life editorPublished: 1 February 2016

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‘Connecting the dots: 1 in 20 Parkinson’s’, Manchester, Liverpool, Stoke-on-Trent, Nottingham, London, UK

UK-based photographer and filmmaker David Sangster travels around the UK documenting the lives of people with Parkinson’s to get a true picture of what challenges are faced on a day-to-day basis. He aims to showcase footage at various events during Parkinson’s Awareness Week in April.


Walk the Fight & Run the Distance, Tempe, Arizona, US

The 10th Annual the walk/run offers those with the Parkinson’s, their families and the community a fun event for all ages. The course is 5km and there’s also a resource fair to browse, with demonstrations of alternative exercises for those unable to run.


American Parkinson’s Disease Association webinar: ‘Spotlight on Clinical Trials’, 13:00 ECT

Learn more about the role of clinical trials, their different phases of a clinical trial, from idea to approval and issues consent, eligibility, schedule of activities and advice on how to find ongoing clinical trials. With Marie Saint-Hilaire, MD, and Ray James


Dolce and Gabbana ladies brunch fundraiser, London, UK

Join ambassadors of the MJFF as they host a ladies brunch fundraiser at the Dolce and Gabbana store in Sloan Street, London.


Hope Parkinson Symposium, Fort Myers, Florida, US

Health care professionals, therapists, volunteers, caregivers and those living with Parkinson’s disease are invited to a morning of inspiration and education at the annual Hope Parkinson Symposium. Features speakers included Dr Amanda Avila, medical director for the Hope Parkinson Program and doctors John Baumann and Kelly Foote.


Find your Fox, Chicago, US

The Chicago Professionals for Parkinson’s Research host their bi-annual party to raise funds committed to raising funds for the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Join them to have fun and support loved ones living with Parkinson’s disease.


NBA All-Star Weekend, Exhibition Grounds, Toronto, Canada

Join WPC Ambassadors Ryan Tripp and Dr Soania Mathur, along with NBA and WNBA stars as they shine the spotlight on Parkinson’s at the All-Star Jam in Toronto. Parkinson Canada encourages the most avid hoops fans in to come out and get moving.


Austin Half Marathon and Marathon, Texas, US

Cheer on runners raising money for Parkinson’s disease charities. This year’s race begins at 2nd and Congress Avenue adjacent to the JW Marriott Hotel. Runners are afforded a long, straight shot across the Ann B. Richards Bridge, down South Congress Avenue before coming to the first turn three miles into the race.


Parkinson’s UK, Cycle Vietnam to Cambodia

Join Parkinson’s UK on a cycling adventure through the rice paddies and waterways of the lush Mekong Delta in Vietnam, and then into Cambodia. Eight days of cycling. Registration fee £399 and the minimum sponsorship target is £3,450.


Parkinsons’s UK Research Masterclass, Marie Curie Day Hospice, Belfast, Ireland

Meet other researchers with a shared interest in Parkinson’s and learn about funding opportunities and current research within the field.


Mission Possible: Punching Out Parkinson’s 4th annual fundraiser, Fort Worth, Texas, US

The keynote speaker will be Rich Clifford, former NASA Astronaut who had a secret battle with Parkinson’s during his space travels. The event includes dinner and a silent auction with a variety of sponsorship packages starting from Comet Level at $100, ranging to Galaxy Level at $10,000.


Run for Parkinson’s, Cardiff, Wales

Help Parkinson’s UK raise money to improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson’s by running the St David’s Run in Cardiff. Routes are 1 km, 5 km or 10 km and all runners will receive a breathable running vest.

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