July 2017


Author: Parkinson's Life editorsPublished: 21 June 2017

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Parkinson Voice Project Lecture Series, ‘Parkinson’s Disease Wellness, Recovery, and Physical Therapy’, Richardson, Texas, US 

Attend this session to lecture by Becky Farley, PhD, to learn how targeted exercises that are both physically and cognitively challenging can also trigger physiological mechanisms that may slow down disease progression.


Dixons Carphone race to the stones, Oxfordshire, UK

This year Parkinson’s UK are the official partner for the UK’s biggest ultramarathon. This is a great opportunity for campaigners to walk, jog or run the epic 100km to the historic Avebury Stone Circle.


Party to fight Parkinson’s, Elkhart, Indiana, US

Get down to Signature Lanes in Elkhart, Indiana for the second annual ‘Party to fight Parkinson’s’ event. This family-friendly occasion will include a bowling tournament, food, a raffle and a silent auction.


Tour de Fox, Ohio, US

Pedal through the forests, farmland and winding river valleys of the greater Cuyahoga County. Participants can choose from courses that range between 10–75 miles. All proceeds go to the Michael J Fox Foundation.


Walk for Parkinson’s – Greenwich Park, London, UK

Take part in a one-mile, three-mile or five-mile sponsored walk in Greenwich Park, home to the world famous Meridian Line and Royal Observatory. There will also be demonstrations from Parkinson’s exercise equipment companies.


‘Call my bluff’ wine tasting, Daventry, UK

The Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland Committee invite guests to an evening of fine wines, fun and fibs. An expert panel, led by wine expert Hugh Johnson, will join the audience in tasting a selection of wines. All proceeds go to The Cure Parkinson’s Trust.


World Brain Day, Global

This annual event aims to raise awareness and promote advocacy relating to brain health. This year’s theme is “our brain, our future”.


Step Up 2 PD, Ontario, Canada

Spend six days and five nights at the Hockley Valley resort, learning the skills you need to live well with Parkinson’s, from both experts and your peers.


Tough Mudder, Yorkshire, UK

Why not take part in Tough Mudder, a 12-mile obstacle course designed to test stamina, strength, teamwork and mental grit. If you sign up with Parkinson’s UK you’ll receive help both throughout your training and on the day. The challenge runs until September.


Prudential RideLondon 46, London, UK

The Cure Parkinson’s Trust will be fielding a team at this 46-mile cycling event. The route stretches between the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Pall Mall. Members of the team will receive fundraising materials, a breathable cycling jersey and ongoing support.

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