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  • June 3: 2012 Parkinson Association Vitality Walk
  • June 7: Tremble Clefs, South Denver Begins
  • June 9: The Doctor Is In, Grand Junction
  • June 16: The Doctor Is In, Colorado Springs


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On Sunday, June 3, 2012 the Parkinson Association of the Rockies will host the 10th annual Vitality Walk! This year we are expanding the walk to include two sites: Wash Park in Denver and Lehigh Park in Erie. Two sites, 2,000 steps and one unforgettable experience! 


Join us to walk the walk that connects communities and enhances lives. Walk the walk and let others know that we can do something about PD. Walk the Parkinson Association Vitality Walk.
We are a little over half way to our goal of more than 1,000 walkers promoting community awareness about Parkinson's disease and raising over $100,000 to support the services of the Parkinson Association of the Rockies. 


Thank you to all those who have created teams and begun raising funds. There are already 51 teams created and 529 individuals have registered to participate. Forward this email to your family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, etc. and encourage your them to sign-up today! Don't forget, dogs are welcome at both sites.


Wash Park, Denver - Walk Start inside park near Franklin and Mississippi 
Lehigh Park, Erie - 751 Eichhorn Drive, Erie


8:00 am Registration Begins 
9:00 am Walk Start 
10:00 am Resource fair and entertainment (Denver only) 
Registration $30/person. 
For more information or to register visit HERE!

Sponsored by
KOOL 105, CereScan, LandTitle Garuntee Company 
and many more.
Dog bandannas provided by Ideal Homes of Colorado 
Research Trials


Alpine Clinical Research Center
Moderate to Severe PD (with wearing off symptoms from Sinemet doses)
Title: A Phase 3, 12-Week, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Efficacy and Safety Study of Preladenant in Subjects with Moderate to Severe Parkinson's Disease.
Investigator: Paul Brownstone, MD
Purpose: The efficacy of Preladenant is to help reduce Parkinson's disease symptoms while preventing worsening of involuntary movements.
Eligibility: Diagnosed with PD and currently taking sufficient doses of Sinemet for 1 year or longer. Ages 30 to 85. Currently having "wearing off" symptoms.
Contact: Beverly Solis, 303-443-7229

The University of Colorado
COMRB #10-0533
Acupuncture as a Symptomatic Treatment for Fatigue in PD
Benzi Kluger, MD
Overview: This research study plans to learn if acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment for fatigue in Parkinson's Disease.
Eligibility: People with PD who are 40+ years old on stable medication regimen with no history of DBS or ablation surgery.
Contact: Etta Abaca, 303-724-2193
For more information on research trials in your area visit the 
Research and Alternative Therapies section of our website.
Exercise, Yoga and Dance Class Updates
New Yoga Class in Broomfield
Yoga classes for Parkinson's are beginning on June 5th from 2:00 - 3:00pm. Classes are located at the Yoga Pad, 3400 Industrial Lane, Broomfield, CO. Please register if you would like to attend.

Tremble Clefs - South Denver Beginning on June 7th
Tremble Clefs at Shalom Cares Wellness Center, 14800 E. Belleview Drive, Aurora, will begin on June 7th from 10:30 - 11:30am. Classes are $5/person.

The Tremble Clefs program focuses on utilizing good breathing practice, louder voice volume and wider pitch range; thus addressing some of the most serious voice symptoms found in people with Parkinson's. Participation in a Tremble Clefs singing program can help address common symptoms of PD through breathing, stretching and posture activities, vocal exercise and rhythm and movement.

New Yoga Class Beginning in South Denver
Beginning today, May 15th, a new yoga class will be held at Cherry Creek Retirement Village,14555 East Hampden Avenue, Aurora from 10:00 - 11:00am. You do not need to be a resident to attend the class. The class is $2/person.

Movin' with Parkinson's, Dance for PD classes Summer Session
Movin' with PD dance classes will move to Tuesday's beginning on June 5th. Classes will still be at the Longmont Dance Theater, 1422 Nelson Road, Longmont from 1:00 - 2:00pm. Please register if you would like to attend.

For more information about any of our classes or to register,
please call (303) 830-1839 or email
Community Events
The Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC) hosts a series of retreats which provide unique physical outdoor experiences in an enjoyable wilderness setting, for people living with Parkinson's Disease.

In the summer and fall, activities will focus on adaptive (recumbent) cycling, flatwater boating (canoeing and/or rafting), hiking and peak ascents, and incorporate stretching, movement and balance exercises, adaptive Yoga, and other creative activities.

Each session is facilitated by trained, experienced staff and support people creating a vibrant, supportive group atmosphere. Participants can expect a highly active, fun filled and social week, in a unique and inspiring setting in Colorado or in the spectacular canyon country of Utah.


2012 Schedule: Outdoor Active Retreats for PD
June 15-19: Summer Active Retreat #1 - Griffith Lodge in Breckenridge, CO
Cycling, Rafting and/or Canoeing, Adaptive Yoga and exercise - $710
August 10-13: Summer Active Retreat #2 - Griffith Lodge and possible vehicle
supported camping, hiking, and rafting in the beautiful Colorado Wilderness -

September 10 -14: Colorado River Adventure Trip -This trip is a 5 day four
night flat water canoe trip. We will spend 2 nights and 3 days on Colorado river.
This trip will be open to both individuals with PD and MS. All participants must
be independent with personal care. Please see BOEC web-site or call BOEC for
more details - $800

September 14-17: Summer Creative Nature Retreat - Griffith Lodge in
Breckenridge, CO Focused on stimulating your creative self and enjoying the
outdoors - $670 
Scholarships are available! 
For more information contact the Breckenridge Outdoor Educational Center at 
(970) 453-6422, (800) 383-BOEC, or visit
Equipment Loan Program
The Parkinson Association currently has equipment to lend out from our Equipment Loan Program. We provide durable mobility equipment for people with Parkinson's to make life living with Parkinson's disease a little easier. The goal of this program is to provide equipment to members when they want to test drive a piece of equipment before they make a purchase or loan equipment while they are working with their insurance provider to acquire their own. All equipment is for short-term loan (4-6 months).
Available pieces of equipment include U-Step walkers, Dolamite walkers, wheelchairs, transfer chairs and aluminum walkers.
For more information please contact Susan at 
(303) 830-1839 or