January 2016


Author: Parkinson's Life editorsPublished: 1 January 2016

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January events

Throughout January

Light of Day Foundation concert series, East Coast, US

Join audiences and musicians alike across the US to raise funds for research, improved treatments and support for patients with Parkinson’s disease and ALS. Critically acclaimed performers include Lisa Bouchelle, Vini ‘Maddog’ Lopez, Ben Arnold, Motor City Revue and Blake Arnold.

Superhero Family Day with the Hartford Wolf Pack, Connecticut, USA

Join the Hartford Wolf Pack to raise money to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease and meet your favourite superheroes, courtesy of professional actors from Team Vermin Cosplay. There are pre-game events for all the family and a costume contest for kids of all ages.


Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) webinar – ‘Anxiety in Parkinson’s Disease’, 13:00 ET

Learn more about this under­-recognised symptom by joining a one-­hour online seminar led by the PDF and Dr Joseph H Friedman. Find practical strategies for easing the effects of anxiety.


Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

Be a part of the Disney magic and help outrun Parkinson’s disease. See Disney World like never before and make magical marathon memories. The fundraising commitment is US$2,000.


Shake, shake, shake: party for Parkinson’s concert, British Colombia, Canada

Help raise funds for Parkinson Society British Columbia at this charity concert and immerse yourself in the music of local artists spanning a variety of genres.


Light of Day Foundation – Happy Mondays, New Jersey, US

Curated by Dark City Entertainment, the Happy Monday night features upcoming indie artists. This event is part of the month-long Light of Day Foundation concert series that raises money for people living with Parkinson’s diseases and related illnesses.


Dancing Well with Parkinson’s, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland

Move4Parkinson’s collaborate with Dance Theatre Ireland and launch their ‘Dancing Well with Parkinson’s’ project in South Dublin. Artistic directors Robert Connor and Loretta Yurick provide 10 sessions of dance classes using specially designed techniques for people with Parkinson’s.


Third Thursdays webinar – ‘Dyskinesia: What to do about moving too much’, 12:00 ET

The next free monthly webinar hosted by the MJ Fox Foundation will cover dyskinesia, the name given to the involuntary movements that arise with the use of levodopa in advanced Parkinson’s disease.


2nd Annual Shakes, Rattles, Rides and Rods, Riverview, Florida, USA

The American Legion Riders, Alafia Chapter Post 148, will lead a short motorcycle ride to a hidden river. Scheduled activities for ticket holders include prize drawings, auctions, raffles, live music as well as karaoke. Funds raised will help Parkinson’s patients in the Tampa Bay area.


American Parkinson Disease Association webinar ‘Parkinson Disease – Spotlight on Treatment Advances’, 12:00 ET

Learn more about Parkinson’s treatment advances as Dr David G Standaert and John N Whitaker present this programme designed to provide people with Parkinson’s, carers, family members, and healthcare professionals an important overview of treatment options available.


Kamloops communication and swallow workshop, British Colombia, Canada

An all-day workshop focusing on the communication and swallowing challenges faced by people with Parkinson’s. Gain insight from a registered speech-language pathologist.


PAC Parkinson’s Symposium: Caring for Parkinson’s – Caring for You, Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, South Carolina, USA

Join the Parkinson Association of the Carolinas for a free educational symposium. This year’s keynote speaker is Dr Gonzalo Revuelta, Medical University of South Carolina. People with Parkinson’s, carers, family and friends, and professionals working with Parkinson’s are all welcome.


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