Upcoming events & opportunities:

Kickin’ for Parkinson’s, May 27, 2017 – ParkinsonsPoster_fnl_2017

Bob Biviano Memorial Golf Tournament, July 22, 2017 – Bob Biviano Tournament revised

Research Opportunity – Nutrition

Helfgott Research Institute is performing a multi-phase research study related to how nutrition can impact people with Parkinson’s, both positively and negatively. The study correlates dietary habits with symptoms severity. Information will be collected through an electronic survey. Those who can come to Helfgott Research Institute near downtown Portland, Oregon will be invited to participate in the second phase of the study, which involves a single short study visit with a blood draw. The survey should take between 10 and 45 minutes to complete.

In order to participate, you must:

·  Have Parkinson’s Disease

· Have access to a computer and internet

·  Be able to read and understand English

· Be able to eat solid food

Survey Link:  http://j.mp/2nxGr2r

 For more information contact: Dr. Heather Zwickey. (phone: 503 552 1742;   email: hzwickey@nunm.edu )

WXXI Connections spotlights PD

Click to listen to the podcast: http://wxxinews.org/post/connections-latest-parkinsons-disease-research-and-treatment

New Yorkers can get FREE PD CARE

Click here for details: PDCNY 844 Flyer Handout or call (844) 777-3269.

Parkinson Post Newsletter

Find out what is going on in your Parkinson’s community. Learn about local chapter news and events. You can download our newsletters.

Whatever It Takes

NPF Greater Rochester is joining communities across America in support of the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) Whatever It Takes to Beat Parkinson’s campaign, a national movement to raise awareness of Parkinson’s disease to empower people affected by Parkinson’s to make positive choices for their health and wellbeing. The campaign launch coincides with Parkinson’s Awareness Month, during April.

NPFBEATPDThe centerpiece of the Whatever It Takes to Beat Parkinson’s campaign is a graphic mosaic of NPF’s blue ribbon “P” for Parkinson’s, made up of more than 100 unique icons. Each icon represents a means to beat Parkinson’s— from yoga, to keeping a balanced diet, to staying positive and seeking out the right treatments. The graphic is being introduced as the national symbol for living well with Parkinson’s disease.

 Learn more about Whatever It Takes