May 2016


Author: Parkinson's Life editorsPublished: 1 May 2016

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May events lead


The Bluebell picnic, Hedsor Park, Buckinghamshire, UK

Support the Cure Parkinson’s Trust by joining their annual bluebell picnic in the park. Bring picnic food and remember your wellington boots and umbrellas just in case! All proceeds go towards research for a cure.


‘Non-motor and gastrointestinal symptoms of Parkinson’s’, The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Melbourne, Australia

Join Dr Shen-Yang Lim, a neurologist and professor at the University of Malaysia, who will share information on non-motor and gastrointestinal Parkinson’s symptoms and contemporary ways of managing them.

Orlando Museum of Art, Florida, US

Many of Orlando’s popular boutiques and stylists will display their new looks for the season. An extensive silent auction featuring designer accessories, artwork, gift cards and more – proceeds will go to Team Fox.


Moving Day – A Walk for Parkinson’s Disease, Hilde Center and Park, Minnesota, US

Celebrate movement to raise money for local Parkinson’s work. There are three family-friendly walk courses plus tai chi, Pilates, power moves, and chair exercises.


Leicestershire fun ride, Noseley, Leicestershire, UK

Support Parkinson’s UK and ride a horse or pony over 10 miles of beautiful Leicestershire wood and grasslands area. There is also a range of optional fence jumps for more advanced riders.


Zip slide for Parkinson’s, Lagan Lookout Centre, Belfast, UK

See Belfast like never before by jumping from a 140ft platform and crossing the River Lagan on a zip wire – and raise money for Parkinson’s research at the same time. Everyone taking part will receive a free fundraising pack, sponsorship forms and Parkinson’s UK T-shirt.


3rd annual ‘Tee Off’, Royce Brook Golf Club, Hillsborough, New Jersey, US

Raise money for Parkinson’s research at the ‘Tee Off’ spring golf tournament. In addition to the tournament there’ll be a cocktail reception, dinner and auction with all proceeds going directly to The Michael J Fox Foundation.


Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, Denham, UK

Support the Cure Parkinson’s Trust and wear your best headgear at a Mad Hatter themed tea party and fashion show at Southlands Manor. There will be tea party treats, as well as a couture hat fashion show and you can compete for the best vintage hat, formal hat, and best Mad Hatter’s Hat.


Climb for a Cure, 1 World Trade Center, New York, US

Sponsor John Ryan, who’s living with Parkinson’s, as he climbs all 102 floors of the tallest building in America – 1 World Trade Center. All proceeds will go directly to the Michael J Fox Foundation.


Wing walk, Leeds East Airport, Yorkshire UK

Do something extraordinary to help raise money for Parkinson’s causes by walking the wings of a Boeing Stearman biplane. A highly experienced pilot will be steering and a full briefing will be provided on the day.

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