UAB Neurology – 2015 Parkinson’s Research Progress Report

The Parkinson Association of Alabama is thankful for it’s partnership with UAB and proud of their ongoing research contributions to accelerate a cure for Parkinson’s Disease. We are excited to share the 2015 Parkinson’s Research Progress Report from the UAB Department of Neurology and hope you’ll take a moment to review.

Polo for Parkinson’s: October 11th


Polo for Parkinson’s: October 11th

Please join us in Alpharetta, GA for a polo match with a purpose!

Don’t miss our eighth-annual fundraiser, featuring an exciting polo match, silent auction, BBQ lunch, open bar, ladies’ hat contest and more!

DETAILS
Sunday, October 11
Chukkar Farm & Polo Club
1140 Liberty Grove Road, Alpharetta, GA 30004
Gates: 1:00pm Polo Match: 2:00pm
Cost: Adults $50, Children $5
BUY TICKETS

Our silent auction is more exciting than ever! Artwork, signed celebrity & sports memorabilia, vacations, jewelry, restaurant gift certificates, movie passes, gift baskets, wine, workout passes, Falcons tickets, salon services, golf outings, pet services, and much, much more.

Also returning in 2015 is the “Ask the Expert” table, where attendees are invited to speak directly to Parkinson’s Disease specialists about recent research findings, new treatments, and clinical trials.

We hope to see you in October!

RSVP via Facebook and invite your friends

2015 SPONSORS

Schreeder, Wheeler & Flint Kroger 'Cue BBQ

Nalley Lexus Roswell Coker Group Holdings

Lamar Outdoor Boardworks

Clear Channel Outdoor North Georgia Promotions

Comcast

Mark your calendar for these other upcoming PD events in the Southeast:

Countrified Rock for Research
Thursday, September 24

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Find a Potion for Parkinson’s

PAA is thrilled to be a part of the Find a Potion for Parkinson’s event – a 10K/5K and 1 mile fun run/walk from our friends in Jasper on Halloween morning. All proceeds benefit Parkinson’s disease research and we can’t wait to see you there!

Location: Jasper, Alabama (Gamble Park) 10K/5K starts at 9:00 – Fun run/walk starts at 8:30

  • Please click this link to download an entry form
  • Entry Fee: 10K: $30 5K: $25 Fun Run: $15 Due by Friday, October 16th.
  • If you sign-up by October 16th, you are guaranteed a t-shirt.
  • After October 16th through day of race, entry fees are: 10K: $35, 5K: $30, Fun run: $20
  • T-shirts are not guaranteed after October 16th. We will order a few extra, but they will be issued first come, first serve.
  • There will be a Packet Pick up (Bibb and shirt) at Inspire Fitness (511 19th ST West) Friday, October 30th from 4pm-6pm. If you can’t make the pickup, you may pick your packet up the day of the run at 7am.
  • If you plan to register for the run on October 31st, please be at Gamble at 7am. Registration will close at 7:45 AM.
  • Minimal age for the 10k/5k portion is 14, with parental consent.
  • There will be a costume contest. The judging will be held prior to the 10k/5k at 8:00.
  • Costumes are optional. Please, NO scary costumes! We want happy , wacky, silly or heroic costumes. You will be disqualified for scary costumes.
  • Categories for Costume Contest: Team/Group and Kids Individual
  • All participants in the 10k and 5k will receive “Finisher Medals.”
  • Trophies will be awarded at the end of the race for the top 3 male and top 3 female runners who participated in the 10K and 5K.
  • Please click this link to download an entry form

Experimental Parkinson’s Treatment uses MRI Guided Ultrasound

Interesting news out of the University of Maryland Medical Center  and the University of Maryland Medical School on an experimental treatment for Parkinson’s disease that utilizes MRI Guided Ultrasound and shows promising early results. Click this link to read more about this experimental treatment.

Click this link to read more about this experimental treatment.