FUNKSGIVING 2015 – Tickets on Sale Now!

The Parkinson’s Association of Central Alabama (PACA) is one of our cherished partners. They understand there is power in numbers and we appreciate their commitment to collaboration with the Parkinson’s Association of Alabama and other national and regional organizations to accelerate a cure for Parkinsos’s Disease.

We are excited to announce that PACA gas been selected as the beneficiary for the 2015 FUNKSGIVING Concert hosted by Live & ListenThis years event features Robert Randolph & The Family Band, McLovins, and BYOG from Montgomery’s Union Station Train Shed on November 27th at 7:00 PM. General Admission and VIP tickets are available and may be purchased from the link below:

Tickets for FUNKSGIVING are on sale now!


FUNKSGIVING is an annual event held the day after Thanksgiving that highlights an area charity and offers an entertainment alternative or accompaniment to Black Friday, Turkey Trots, or television’s “Wall of Football”. We hope FUNKSGIVING becomes your new favorite day-after-Thanksgiving tradition and look forward to seeing you this year!

Live & Listen is a music production and apparel company committed to delivering unique music events and products that give back to the community. They produce multiple live music events each year and we encourage you to attend FUNKSGIVING or any of their other great events.

Two proteins work together to help cells eliminate trash; Parkinson’s may result

Two proteins that share the ability to help cells deal with their trash appear to need each other to do their jobs and when they don’t connect, it appears to contribute to development of Parkinson’s disease, scientists report.

Source:: Science Daily

Safinamide in Parkinson’s disease: No hint of added benefit

Regarding Safinamide in Parkinson’s disease, reviewers state that since since relevant study data were not considered, analyses in the dossier were incomplete regarding serious side effects in the comparator therapy, long-term data and other aspects.

Source:: Science Daily

PINK1 protein crucial for removing broken-down energy reactors

Cells are powered by tiny energy reactors called mitochondria. When damaged, they leak destructive molecules that can cause substantial harm and eventually kill brain cells. A protein called PINK1 that is implicated in Parkinson’s disease is critical for helping cells get rid of dysfunctional mitochondria, scientists show.

Source:: Science Daily

New research sheds light on the molecular origins of Parkinson’s disease

Scientists have identified two proteins that appear to have a protective effect in the set of neurons most affected by this degenerative disease. When their activity wanes, disease sets in. This discovery suggests new avenues for preventing or treating Parkinson’s.

Source:: Science Daily

Promising drug for Parkinson’s disease: Study supports fast track to clinical trials

A drug which has already been in use for decades to treat liver disease could be an effective treatment to slow down progression of Parkinson’s disease, scientists have discovered.

Source:: Science Daily

Parkinsons documentary Capturing Grace airing on PBS

PBS is airing Capturing Grace in markets all over the country over the next several months.  If you are not familiar with this film, it is the story of dancers from the Dance for PD class at the Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn, NY. Click here for showtimes and watch the trailer below.