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August 30, 2017

FLORIDA - Schedule of Events is Released for Parkinson’s Foundation’s Fundraising Events for the 2017-2018 Season


Who/What:
The Parkinson’s Foundation, making life better for people with Parkinson’s by improving care and advancing research toward a cure, will be hosting avariety of fun and exciting fundraising events throughout the 2017-2018 season.


Kicking off the season is Moving Day: A Walk for Parkinson’s on November 5, 2017 at the FAU Stadium. This event, co-chaired by Ed and Jodi Gray with Florida Movement Therapy Centerswill highlight movement and exercise as a symbol of hope and progress for Parkinson’s Disease. The second event will be An Evening of Fashion and Fun on January 19, 2018 at the Boca Rio Golf Club. The fashion show, chaired by Gail Milhous, will feature men’s and women’s fashions in an elegant setting. The Annual Leo Geller Golf Tournament will be celebrating its 20th year on March 26, 2018 at Boca Rio Golf Club. This event, chaired by Leo Geller and co-chaired by Paul Kelly and Ciaran Swords, will host foursomes throughout the day that includes a lunch and a lavish dinner celebration for all participants. The Parkinson’s Foundation season will culminate with the Annual Parkinson’s Foundation Ball honoring Gail and Robert Milhous on April 14, 2018 at Woodfield Country Club. Co-chaired by Pamela Polani and Joni Scalzo, there will be a live band, silent auction and many other surprises. All the details are below.

When/Where/How:
·       Moving Day: A Walk for Parkinson’s
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Registration starts at 8 a.m.; Walk starts at 10 a.m.
FAU stadium, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33431
There is no fee to register, visit www.movingdaybocaraton.org

·       An Evening of Fashion and Fun
Friday, January 19, 2018
7 to 11 p.m.
Boca Rio Golf Club, 22041 Boca Rio Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33433
Tickets are $175 per person

·       Annual Leo Geller Golf Tournament Celebrating 20 Years
Friday, March 26, 2018
11 a.m.
Boca Rio Golf Club, 22041 Boca Rio Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33433
Foursomes and sponsorships available.

·       The Parkinson’s Ball Honoring Gail and Robert Milhous
Saturday, April 14, 2018
7 to 11 p.m.     
Woodfield Country Club, 3650 Club Place, Boca Raton, FL 33496

For additional information, contact Robin Miller, Executive Director, Parkinson’s Foundation South Palm Beach County Chapter, at (561) 962-1702 or visit  www.parkinson.org.

About The Parkinson’s Foundation
The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s by improving care and advancing research toward a cure.  In everything we do, we build on the energy, experience, and passion of our global Parkinson’s community. The South Palm Beach County Chapter provides the local Parkinson community with wellness classes, support groups and educational programs in many locations. Visit www.Parkinson.org

About Parkinson’s Disease
Affecting an estimated one million Americans and 10 million worldwide, PD is the second-most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s and is the 14th-leading cause of death in the United States. It is associated with a progressive loss of motor control (e.g., shaking or tremor at rest and lack of facial expression) as well as non-motor symptoms (e.g., depression and anxiety). There is no cure for PD and 60,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the United States alone.