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PUW Memory Quilt Winner Presents Prize to Dr. Di Rocco at NYU Langone Medical Center

 Margie Alley presenting PUW memory quilt to Dr. Di Rocco and NYU team members.  NYU team with PUW memory quilt.

(October 5, 2015) – Margie Alley, Team Captain of Margie’s Movement was one of the top 50 team captains at the 2015 Unity Walk and won the drawing for this year’s PUW memory quilt. Rather than keeping the quilt, Margie decided to present the quilt to Dr. Alex Di Rocco, her movement disorder specialist and his team at NYU Langone Medical Center. It was Margie’s way of honoring Dr. Di Rocco and his team and thanking them for the positive impact they’ve had on her life. “We are, of course, beyond honored to be the recipients of this very special gift – one that is so personally meaningful to all of us working with the Parkinson’s community” commented Amy Lemen, social worker on the team. Their hope is to have it hung in a patient area, so that all of their patients and families can see it and feel the inspiration that the Unity Walk has delivered into hundreds of thousands of people’s lives. Thank you to Margie for all she does to raise funds for Parkinson’s research and for using her prize to raise awareness of PD as well as recognizing her care team.