Other Parkinson`s Disease Organizations at the Unity Walk
Fox Trial Finder is a web-based clinical trial matching tool to assist both those with and without Parkinson’s disease in identifying and connecting with Parkinson’s clinical research opportunities that urgently need their participation. After volunteers input information on themselves (such as zip code, date of birth, and brief medical history), Fox Trial Finder will provide potential trial matches. Fox Trial Finder also provides the opportunity for volunteers to connect directly with trial coordinators through a secure messaging interface on the site. Register for Fox Trial Finder by visiting www.foxtrialfinder.org and raise your hand to participate in clinical research for PD today!
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the nation’s medical research agency. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), a component of the NIH, is the nation's primary supporter of biomedical research on the brain and nervous system. It offers information on research support and free publications for patients and their families on Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders. Members of the NINDS staff will be available at the exhibit booth to answer questions about research on Parkinson’s disease.
Rock Steady Boxing NY/LA is a bi-coastal non-profit organization devoted to helping people with Parkinson's disease (PD) re-gain control over their lives. "We fight back against Parkinson's disease inside and outside the ring!"
Not only can intense exercise, and boxing drills in particular, help improve motor and non-motor functions but they can contribute decisively to deconstructing the stigma associated with Parkinson's disease. "Parkinson's is a tough opponent, but together we will knock it out!"
Rock Steady Boxing’s group is characterized by diversity of age, sex and background. Their boxers come from all walks of life, joined by their fighting spirit and determination to knock out Parkinson's disease!
To learn more, visit www.rocksteadyboxingnyla.com.
The Brooklyn Parkinson Group programs in music, dance, fitness, and art help people with PD deal with the difficulties of Parkinson's within a supportive community. Sing for PDSM classes are led by William Wade in Brooklyn and Manhattan, and Philip Hamilton in Queens. Each session includes vocal warm-ups, repertoire from the American Song Book, old favorites, and popular Broadway tunes, as well as exploration of rhythm, harmony, and tribal chants. Students learn to use the same techniques as professional singers to project their voices, increase volume, and clearly articulate. For more information and to register for classes, please visit www.brooklynparkinsongroup.org or call (718) 522-0553.
Team Fox is the grassroots fundraising program of The Michael J. Fox Foundation. Launched in January 2006, Team Fox is made up of thousands of people across the globe who finds fun and creative ways to raise funds and awareness for the Foundation and Parkinson’s research. Since the program’s inception, this diverse community of change-makers has raised over $27 million for Parkinson’s research and continues to grow and exceed expectations. Join Team Fox today at www.teamfox.org.
Formed in 2000 and co-chaired by John and Edna Ball, Team Parkinson (TP) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to raise Parkinson’s disease awareness; to raise money for research for a cure; and to empower people with PD to take charge of their lives through exercise. John has had PD for over 40 years and has completed 25 marathons plus a 31 mile ultra-marathon. For more information please visit our website www.team-parkinson.org.
The 4th World Parkinson Congress, hosted by the World Parkinson Coalition, will take place from September 20 – 23, 2016 in Portland, OR, USA. By bringing people with Parkinson’s and care partners together with some of the world’s most respected movement disorder specialists, physicians, neuroscientists, nurses, rehab specialists, the WPC 2016 will provide a vibrant and empowering international forum to discuss and learn about the latest scientific discoveries, medical practices, and care initiatives for PD.
Be sure to join us in 2016 and visit www.worldpdcongress.org for more information.