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LA Support Group Shaking Up Parkinson’s Disease

PAA is thrilled to highlight a new support group called Shaking up LA (Lower Alabama). Lead by John Carmichael, this support group serves the Flomaton, Bay Minette, and Atmore area’s of Alabama. The first meeting of Shaking up LA is September 9th at 9:00 AM from the Atmore Community Hospital Auditorium. This meeting is open to all Parkinson’s fighters, caregivers, medical professionals, or anyone else interested in PD therapy, nursing, education, fitness, or other workshops. This inaugural meeting will include a short meet-and-greet and planning session with light refreshment. For more information about the Shaking up LA support group, please contact John Carmichael at  carmicje14@gmail.com or shakinguploweralabama@gmail.com

Though their first meeting is still a couple weeks away, Shaking up LA is already raising PD awareness and funds through a unique t-shirt design that captures the spirit of confronting PD progression in a truly creative and meaningful way. PAA is honored to be a beneficiary of funds raised through these great shirts and we hope you’ll grab a couple for yourself! Please see below for style, size, and ordering details!

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In 2000, Eminem recorded “The Real Slim Shady” with the lyrics “won’t the real Slim Shady please stand up.” In the spirit of those shirts, the Real Slim Shaky shirts have been designed by Denny Giles at ShalloWit Design for the Parkinson’s support group, Shaking Up LA (Lower Alabama), as a fundraising shirt for the The Parkinson Association of Alabama, and to shed light on Parkinson’s disease by encouraging serious conversations about support and resources for PD fighters and their caregivers.

  • As a PD fighter, these shirts encourage us to “stand up” as the Real Slim Shaky and live like a warrior each day, realizing each day is a new fight, and that we have the opportunity to shake up the world where we live in spite of Parkinson’s.
  • As a PD caregiver, you can wear this shirt as a show of support for your PD fighter and partner with them through encouragement and participation in living like a warrior.
  • For someone who really wants to help in the fight of Parkinson’s disease, these shirts serve as great conversation starters and allow you to stand up as a voice and engage in meaningful conversations surrounding Parkinson’s disease while providing valuable funds to the APDA for needed research and education.

Regardless of your role, these shirts are meant to encourage you to stand up and live like a warrior each day, and be a new voice for PD wherever you wear them! All proceeds after paying the cost of the shirts will be donated to the Parkinson’s Association of Alabama.

Front of shirt with the Shaking Up LA logo and American flag emblem in the shape of the state of Alabama

 

 

 

Back of shirt with Real Slim Shaky emblem and Each Day is a New Fight real_slim_shaky_shirt_back

 

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The Season of Giving

We hope you’ll consider the Parkinson Association of Alabama during the season of giving. It is through the generosity of donors just like you that PAA realizes it’s mission to improve the lives of Parkinson’s patients, caregivers, and loved ones throughout the State.

Click here to donate online or contact Mary T if you’d like to send the gift of a PAA donation to a friend or loved one. For gift donations, we can send the lucky recipient a beautiful card on your behalf to notify them of your gift.

 

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!

Eat Your Pie Pizza and Support Parkinson’s research

Whats better than pizza?!? Your Pie Pizza that supports Parkinson’s disease research! PAA is thrilled to partner with Your Pie Birmingham this Monday, April 25 to accelerate a cure for Parkinson’s through their delicious pizza. Your Pie will generously donate 10% of it’s Monday proceeds to PAA programs that help accelerate a cure for PD and we can think of no better way to close out a Monday. Be sure mention the Parkinson’s Association of Alabama when ordering and we look forward to seeing you there.