November 2015


Author: Parkinson's Life editorsPublished: 1 November 2015

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New York City Marathon


New York City Marathon, New York, USA

Head to world’s biggest and most popular marathon course to cheer on runners raising money for Parkinson’s disease charities. Or become a volunteer on the day – with 50,530 finishers in 2014, it’s is a great way to pay it forward for a future marathon.


National Family Caregivers Month, USA

Throughout November President Obama encourages all Americans to honour the contributions of caregivers, and pledges to continue to work towards a future where all caregivers know the same support and understanding they show for those they look after.


The Cure Parkinson’s Trust Autumn Talk: ‘Reflections in a Burghley Mirror’, University of Northampton, UK

Join Lady Victoria Leatham at the University of Northampton as she gives a talk on antiques at Burghley House. The cost of the ticket goes to the Cure Parkinson’s Trust.


Project visit: mitochondria, calcium and alpha-synuclein, London, UK

Join Professor Chris Miller at Kings College hospital as he explains his research into mitochondria, calcium and alpha-synuclei. Using incredibly sensitive microscopes, the team to investigates how alpha-synuclein affects the protein connections between mitochondria and the endoplasmic reticulum.


Beat the Blu: Stair Climb, Birmingham, UK

Join the race to the top of the tallest occupied building in Birmingham, Beetham Tower, the home of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Birmingham. Every step climbed on this tower-running challenge will bring finding a cure closer and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson’s.


The Cure Parkinson’s Trust Autumn Talk: ‘With Great Pleasure’, University of Northampton, UK

Join Professor Robin Lane Fox at the University of Northampton as he gives a talk on gardening history. The cost of the ticket goes to the Cure Parkinson’s Trust.


Parkinson’s Disease Foundation webinar – ‘Cognitive issues: Advice for Parkinson’s Care Partners’ 13:00 ET

Find tips by joining the one­-hour online seminar, led by the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation and Rebecca Gilbert, MD, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology, NYU Langone Medical Center. A recording of this online seminar will be available from 17 November 2015.


Nathan Kamp and Tim Ryan at the 4th Annual Ready, Set, Live, New York, USA

Join actor and model Nathan Kamp at the Langham Place hotel in Manhattan, for refreshments, music and silent auction all to benefit The Michael J. Fox Foundation.


The Victory Summit San Antonio, San Antonia, Texas, USA

Join the Davis Phinney Foundation and local partners for The Victory Summit Parkinson’s symposium for a day of information and inspiration, featuring dynamic presentations from leading movement disorder neurologists and therapists from across the US. Learn about research, treatments and practical tools for living well today with Parkinson’s disease.


Playing to beat Parkinson’s benefit Concert, Tucsan, Arizona, USA

Folk band ‘Run Boy Run’ invite Parkinson’s supporters to their show in Tucsan. They’ll also be selling copies of their CDs at the concert.


Keeping Step with Parkinson’s: Balance, Posture and Gait, Webinar, 12:00 EST

A webinar discussing practical ways to protect from falls and how research is testing new ways to treat balance, posture and gait issues. This event is part of the MJFF Third Thursdays Webinar Series.


Pancakes for Parkinson’s

Celebrity chef Michael Psilakis flips his own custom crafted pancakes, signs books and takes photos with fans to raise money for The Michael J. Fox Foundation.

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