Parkinson’s Regeneration Training in Alabama

PAA is pleased to announce a Parkinsons’s Regeneration Training workshop on Saturday, August 12 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM at the Atmore Community Hospital. This interactive workshop for fitness, wellness, and medical professionals, along with those affected by Parkinson’s Disease, will first provide participants with a better understanding of the following:

  • Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and its symptoms
  • How PD may affect overall functionality and quality of life
  • How to help reduce or eliminate falls & injury through exercise programming
  • Retraining the brain for better movement and multi-tasking abilities

Further, through hands-on application, participants will learn advanced risk assessments and optimal exercises, concepts, and techniques to help PD patients reduce falls and improve the following:

  • Flexibility
  • Balance / Stability / Agility
  • Strength
  • Breathing capacity
  • Posture
  • Cognitive & dual tasking abilities
  • Mobility and movement
  • Overall functionality

EARLY BIRD PRICING FOR FITNESS PROFESSIONALS: $149 ($149 through August 1, 2017. $175 beginning August 2, 2017) People with PD and Caregivers: $69/person or $109/couple.

To register or learn more, visit www.parkinsonsregenerationtraining.com.

Tanner Foundation Neurological Conference

The Tanner Foundation for Neurological Diseases will host its annual Neurological Conference on October 3, 2017 from 8am – 4pm at the Canterbury Methodist Church conference facility in Birmingham.

Approved CEU tracks will be available – ALS, MS and Parkinson’s Disease – with experts from each field of practice speaking in regard to the latest update in diagnosis and treatment practice parameters. For example, a new medication has been approved for ALS – the first medication in over 20 years, which is very exciting and encouraging.

Click this link to register for the conference or obtain additional information.

Taj India Gives Back to PAA!

PAA is excited to announce that it will be the beneficiary of give back night at Taj India and we are so thankful for there continued support. Join us Tuesday, June 27th from 5 PM to 10 PM at their location on 2226 Highland Avenue South. 10% of the sales that evening will benefit the Parkinson’s Association of Alabama and we look forward to seeing you there!

Kendra Gives Back at the Summit!

PAA is thrilled to be the beneficiary of a Kendra Gives Back Event! Join us this Tuesday, June 20th from 5 PM to 8 PM from Kendra Scott at the Summit for sips, sweets and jewels. 20% of the Proceeds benefit the Parkinson’s Association of Alabama and we look forward to seeing you there!

Purchase Tickets Now! Taste for a Cure 2017

PAA is thrilled to announce that tickets are now on sale for Taste for a Cure 2017We look forward to seeing you at Haven on  Thursday, April 27 at 6:30 PM for another great evening of:

Proceeds benefit medical research towards a cure for Parkinson’s disease. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for the latest event announcements and contact Mary T Miller if you’d like to be a sponsor or need additional information.

Click this link to purchase tickets online from the secure PAA digital ticketing hub provided by the awesome folks at Instagift.

2017 Alabama Parkinson’s Fighter Walk

The Parkinson’s Association of Alabama is excited to announce that the 2017 Alabama Parkinson’s Fighter Walk is Saturday, March 4 @ 9 am at the Samford University Track on Lakeshore Parkway in Homewood, AL. Proceed benefit research towards a cure for Parkinson’s disease.

We encourage PD patients, caregivers, and loved ones to attend. To register online or obtain additional information about this great event, visit: ALABAMA PARKINSON’S FIGHTER WALK.

Save the Date! Taste for a Cure 2017

Save the date Birmingham! PAA is thrilled to announce that Taste for a Cure 2017 is Thursday, April 27 at 6:30 PM. We look forward to seeing you at Haven for another great evening of:

Proceeds benefit medical research towards a cure for Parkinson’s disease. Options to purchase tickets online will be available soon and you can follow us on Facebook or Twitter for the latest updates. If you’d like to be a sponsor for this event, please contact Mary T Miller for more information.

 

2016 Find A Potion for Parkinson’s!

Registration is open for the 2016 Find a Potion for Parkinson’s event!

This year’s event is Saturday, October 29th at Gamble Park in Jasper, Alabama. The Parkinsons’s Association of Alabama is thrilled to once again be the beneficiary of this fun, active fundraising event hosted by Inspire Fitness.

Participants have 3 choices through which to show their support: 10K run ($30), 5K run ($25), and a 1 mile Fun Run / Walk ($15). The Fun Run begins at 8:30 AM, with 10k and 5k kicking off at 9:00 AM.

This family friendly event is open to the public and we encourage our area supporters and partners to attend! To register for this event please download the registration form and follow the enclosed instructions. Donations are welcome and the registration form includes related information for those that can’t attend the event but want to contribute.

For the latest news on this event, check out the Facebook event page. For additional information, email whitea@wcslive.com and atm4uab@hotmail.com.

Save the Date! Find a Potion for Parkinson’s 2016

Inspire Fitness, of Jasper, is proud to be hosting the 2nd annual “Find a Potion for Parkinson’s!” Run/Walk. Proceeds from this event will go to Parkinson Association of Alabama to promote research and awareness of the disease. They are looking for wonderful businesses to become sponsors of this event.

Last year, we raised a little over $4,000 to donate to PAA for research.  We hope you will be able to join us October 29, 2016 at 8:30 for the Fun Run or 9:00 for the 5K/10K. If you have any questions or would like to be a sponsor, please call, Amie White at (205) 300-2606 or April Madison at (205) 616-2854 or email whitea@wcslive.com.

PAA and The Birmingham Baron’s Present: Parkinson’s Awareness Day at the Ballpark

Tickets are now on sale for Parkinson’s Awareness Day at the Ballpark. The Parkinson’s Association of Alabama (PAA) is thrilled to partner with the Birmingham Baron’s to bring you this special event on Sunday, May 22 at 3:00 PM. We hope you’ll join us at Regions Field for a great day of baseball featuring our Baron’s against the Montgomery Biscuits along with a few moments of reflection on the contributions of the Birmingham community towards accelerating a cure for Parkinson’s Disease.

Proceeds from tickets purchased through PAA fund critical Parkinson’s Disease research programs at UAB. We offer the following ticket packages:

General Admission – Parkinson’s Awareness Day at the Ballpark

Snack Pack – Parkinson’s Awareness Day at the Ballpark

Both packages include PAA reserved, handicap accessible seating so you’re cheering on the Baron’s next to someone else that has a connection to Parkinson’s Disease. We will have someone throwing out the first pitch as well as in the booth talking about the PAA and PD on the radio broadcast.  Thanks again for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you at the game!