Treble Reel for Charity Fundraiser benefits PUW
On October 8, 2005 the Broesler School of Irish Dance held a Treble Reel for Charity in Carmel, NY at their annual feisanna. The proceeds of this event went toward Parkinson's disease research with the Parkinson's Unity Walk as the benefactor.
Over 100 Irish dancer's ages 5-18 years old participated in this event. The amount raised by the Broesler School was $815.00. The goal of this event was to raise money, increase awareness of Parkinson's disease and educate others of the need for research.
Dancers and other interested parties received a red tulip pin with advocacy information. The red tulip pins explained how the red tulip is the world symbol of hope in finding a cure for Parkinson's disease and included other educational information. These pins were created and donated by a grant, shipped free of charge from H. Lundbeck A/S., pharmaceutical company in Denmark and obtained with the help of the European Parkinson's Disease Association. Other advocacy information was also in the feis journal which was obtained by over 800 people. Dancers who won the various treble reel competitions received in lieu of a trophy a bouquet of red tulips. The Broesler School donated money that they would have spent on trophies to the cause as well.
The Broesler School chose Parkinson's disease research as a cause to support because some dancers parents have been recently diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. The Broesler School wanted to show their support and raise funds and awareness for this worthy cause.