FOX TRIAL FINDER CHALLENGE
The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) is challenging clinical research sites around the country to refer volunteers to sign up for Fox Trial Finder. Register by December 31, 2013 to help a site near you win a complimentary event open to the PD community featuring PD research updates and a presentation by a member of the MJFF staff.
Help us move forward – and win
The VCU PMDC is participating in the Fox Trial Finder Challenge this fall – be a part of our movement to register the most participants to win!
Start your movement here https://www.michaeljfox.org/page.html?id=72
Be sure to select “Virginia Commonwealth University Parkinson’s & Movement” as the site
Your commitment is moving – thank you for advancing Parkinson’s research!
Please contact Andrea Perseghin if you have any questions at email@example.com or (804) 662-5300.
You may not know that RVA now has a Young Onset Parkinson’s Support Group!
This group was established to help those who are trying to manage challenges younger people with PD face, such as employment concerns, parenting, caring for aging parents, maintaining relationships and managing financial and legal issues. This group is open to both people with Parkinson’s and carepartners.
WHEN: The group meets on the 4th Sunday of each month from 2:00 – 4:00 PM
2:00-3:00 the entire group will meet, and occasionally an outside speaker will be invited.
3:00 – 4:00 the group will split for separate discussions, individuals with PD in one room and carepartners in a separate room.
WHERE: VCU Parkinson’s & Movement Disorders Center
6605 W. Broad Street, Suite C, Richmond, VA
accessed via Forest Avenue
CONTACT: Andrea Perseghin – (804) 662-5300 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This information can also be found under the tab “Support Groups”
Dr. Leslie Cloud is seeking volunteers who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s and are currently taking levodopa for a clinical research study to determine whether a new drug will improve digestion and response to levodopa. For more information please contact Dr. Cloud at email@example.com.
Click VCU_digestion_levodopaStudyto download flyer.
Eight people with Parkinson’s have partnered with scientists in a study that uses their bodies’ own cells to grow new brain cells, replacing those destroyed by the disease, thereby relieving movement difficulties. Clinical trials could begin as early as next year.
New class starts February 26 and runs until April 4th on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:45am – 12:45 pm.
Contact Barrett Coleman, Associate Director of Wellness 804-737-9622 for more information. Download flyer here: Chix_YMCA_Feb2013
TED and The Huffington Post bring you TEDWeekends, a curated weekend program that introduces a powerful “idea worth spreading” every Friday, anchored in an exceptional TEDTalk. This week’s TEDTalk is accompanied by an original blog post from the featured speaker, along with new op-eds, thoughts and responses from the HuffPost community. This week’s talk and blog post pertains to Parkinson’s Disease.
Karl Robb launched his first book on 12/12/12 called “A Soft Voice in a Noisy World: A Guide to Dealing and Healing with Parkinson’s Disease”. Karl and Angela Robb are asking for help to promote the book. You can:
• Buy the book on Amazon (paperback and Kindle), Smashwords (lots of eFormats), CreateSpace (paperback), Kobo, iTunes or Barnes & Noble (Nook).
• “Like” or “share” on Facebook, Smashwords, CreateSpace, Kobo, Barnes & Noble (Nook), Amazon (paperback and Kindle), iTunes, or Pinterest.
• Forward or Share a mention/link via email, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, or by some other social media site to 12 or more friends who may have interest in learning about this book.
• Take a moment to read a portion of this book and comment, review, rate, or blog about A Soft Voice In A Noisy World at any, some, or all of the sites listed above.
• Email them comments, suggestions, thoughts, or requests for speaking engagements to asoftvoiceatrobbworks.com.
• Help them get to 12,000 followers by 12/24/12. Follow on Twitter at @asoftvoicepd.
Wholesale pricing for support groups, non-profits and organizations who want to sell copies of the book as a fundraiser or provide copies to their communities.
Please email or contact Karl & Angela Robb for more details.
A Soft Voice in a Noisy World: A Guide to Dealing and Healing with Parkinson’s Disease
firstname.lastname@example.org - email
703-277-9666 – phone
The Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) from Brooklyn NY is coming to Richmond in January for a performance at the Modlin Center at University of Richmond. MMDG is the co-founder of Dance for PD along with the Brooklyn Parkinson Group.
While in Richmond, there will be:
- a Dance for PD Master Class for people with Parkinson’s on Friday, January 18 at 10am at Simply Ballroom Studio. Call Veronica Braun (804) 276-3343 to register
- a Dance for PD Enrichment Seminar for dancers, therapists and allied health professionals
- a Dance for PD at home DVD is now available
Please download the flyer for more information about all these things
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