On Tuesday, December 3rd, we celebrated #GivingTuesday-- the "opening day of the giving season". #GivingTuesday encourages personal philanthropy through bigger, better and smarter charitable giving during the holiday season. This year, The Parkinson Council will prove that the holidays are about both giving and giving back.
Dance for PD is a unique movement program specifically designed for people with Parkinson’s disease. It helps people affected by PD improve well-being, address symptoms and connect with others in the Parkinson’s community in a safe, fun and creative environment.
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Everyone with PD, family and friends are welcome... no dance experience is necessary! Participants have the opportunity to experience a variety of dance themes including folk dance, ballet, jazz, tap, and musical theater numbers, all with an emphasis on using the power of music to move.
A support group is a way for people to help Parkinson's Disease patients cope with problems they all share. These groups offer social and emotional support to patients and their care partners, education and information from peers and professionals and a chance to be active for oneself and for others in the community. Members give and receive information and encouragement through the mail, phone calls, and group meetings. There are more than 40 support groups now active in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. Groups meet weekly or monthly.
So many people in our community helped make Stamp Our Parkinson’s an amazing day…
Special thanks to Co-chairs Meredith Auten & Herb Hopkins; all the hard-working fundraisers on our Champions’ Circle teams; our Stamp Out Parkinson’s Committee & PR firm Grimm & Grove Communications; sponsors Ann & Jeff Keefer, The Farber Family Foundation, Steen Outdoor Advertising, TEVA, Capital Health, Main Line Health, Medtronics, UCB, US World Meds, VCI Mobility/ MobilityWorks and Virtua.
Much gratitude to 6ABC’s David Murphy for kicking off the Walk (and holding back the rain!); David Leventhal for leading a demonstration of Dance for PD in our Movement Pavilion and our partners in the Heath & Wellness Expo for sharing useful information for people with Parkinson’s, their caregivers and families.
To all of you who organized a team, donated to support a walker or volunteered your time and talent—you helped touch the lives of people with Parkinson’s in the Delaware Valley! We appreciate your dedication to our mission and can't wait to see you next year! THANK YOU!
Want to learn more about research, education and programs you helped support? Click here to read about the Parkinson Council’s investments in world-renowned institutions and innovative service organizations in the Delaware Valley—made possible with help from the Stamp Out Parkinson’s Walk and YOU!
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