Parkinson Association of the Rockies




Upcoming Events

March 20: Non-Motor Symptoms Mini-Series Session II

April 17: Non-Motor Symptoms Mini-Series Session III
April 20: Clinical Research Forum
April 23: Parkinson Association Night at the Rockies
April 27: The Doctor Is In - Roaring Fork Valley
April 30: Financial and Legal Planning Seminar

May 4: The Doctor Is In - Grand Junction

June 2
: Save the Date!
11th Annual Vitality Walk in Denver, CO & Longmont, CO

For more information or to register, please call
(303) 830-1839 or email
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Parkinson's in the News
Non-Motor Symptoms Mini-Series
Research in Colorado
Colfax Marathon
Community Events
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Parkinson's in the News
Non-Motor Symptoms Mini-Series Session II
Most people don't automatically recognize that many other medical concerns may actually be a symptom of their Parkinson's. Symptoms range from a chronic runny nose, constipation to pain. The most important thing to know is that you are not alone and many symptoms can be addressed.

Sleep Disorders and Parkinson's Touching Hearts
with Carol Hennessy, NP, MSN

Date and Time
Wednesday, March 20th | 1:00 - 3:00pm

Arvada Covenant Church, 5555 Ward Road, Arvada, CO 80002

Please RSVP to (303) 830-1839 or
Research in Colorado

Acupuncture for Fatigue in Parkinson's disease | COMRIB #10-0533

Fatigue has a major impact on quality of life and is a leading cause of disability. Fatigue is notoriously difficult to treat and there are no proven interventions. This study will determine the effect of acupuncture on fatigue, mood, motor severity and quality of life in PD. Primary Investigator: Dr. Benzi Kluger

Seeking patients with Parkinson's disease who are:
  • Age 40 or over
  • Stable on medications for at least 30 days
  • Not experiencing dementia
  • Highly fatigued

For more information or to sign up, please call Etta Abaca at (303) 724-2193.


SPARX Study | COMIRB # 11-1237
Do you have Parkinson's? Are you interested in the potential benefits that exercise may be able to offer you? You may be able to participate in this research study if:
  • You have been diagnosed with PD and are not yet taking medication  
  • You do not plan to start medication for PD within the next 6 months  
  • You are willing to do aerobic exercise on a treadmill  
  • You are willing to start exercising immediately or after a delay of 6 months  
  • You are 40-80 years old
Researchers at the University of Colorado are conducting a clinical trial to explore the effects of different doses of endurance exercise in people with PD.
Principal Investigator: Dr. Margaret Schenkman PhD, PT

For more information, contact the study coordinator at (720) 848-6376
Attention Colfax Marathon ParticipantsColfax Marathon
You're participation in the 2013 Colfax Marathon, May 18-19, can support the Parkinson Association
of the Rockies and Parkinson's disease research.

Once again the Parkinson Association is a Colfax Marathon DaVita Charity Partner. Participation in this event means that you will be a part of one of the nation's largest charity partner programs! For the first year we are partnering with 3 4 Fighting Parkinson's. 3 4 Fighting Parkinson's mission is to raise awareness of the long-reaching effects of Parkinson's, including its impact on the elderly, our loved ones, and the population as a whole. All proceeds 3 4 Fighting Parkinson's receives through their events and community outreach benefit Parkinson's disease research. 

With this new partnership we will split all funds raised through the Colfax Marathon; 50% to enhance the programs and services of the Parkinson Association of the Rockies, and 50% to Parkinson's disease research.

There is a race type and distance for everyone: marathon, half marathon, 10 miler, 5K and marathon relay. We also need volunteers to help promote community awareness of Parkinson's disease. 

For more information and to register:   
Not a runner? Support those participating in the Colfax Marathon: 
Thank you to those who have already signed up!
Community Events
Spring Fever Run
Are you a runner? Got Spring Fever? Looking forward to competing in races?

All Out Multisport has chosen the Parkinson Association as the charity partner for their Spring Fever event next Saturday, March 23 at the Jefferson County's NAAC stadium in Golden. This event offers 5K, 10K and half marathon distances. It is also a USATF Sanctioned race for your safety. There is still time to register, click here for more info and to register!

Achieve Daily Victories
A seminar focusing on a treatment for Parkinson's disease and Essential Tremor

Is your life with Parkinson's disease becoming increasingly limited?
Is your essential tremor getting in the way of doing things you like to do?

Date and Time: Saturday, March 23rd | 8:30am - Noon
Location: St. Andrew United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall
9203 South University Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

This seminar is free to attend. Click here for more information or to register.

Managing Parkinson's Disease
You are invited to attend a free educational program on Parkinson's disease. Whether you are an individual with Parkinson's or care partner, don't miss out on this opportunity to connect with others in your Parkinson's community.

Speaker: Dr. David Ewing
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 3rd | 6:30pm
Location: Little America Hotel, 2800 W. Lincoln Way, Cheyenne, WY 82009

This program is free to attend and dinner is provided.  
To register please call (303) 830-1839 or email

Emerging Therapies for Parkinson's Disease and Essential Tremor
New data on Deep Brain Stimulation in early stage Parkinson's disease!

Keeping up with new, effective treatments for Parkinson's disease and essential tremor can be overwhelming. Join our neuroscience specialists to get the facts about treatment options for these movement disorders.

Speakers: Dr. Avi Kurtz and Dr. Kara Beasley
Date and Time: Friday, April 5 | Noon - 1:30pm
Location: Wheat Ridge Recreation Center
4005 Kipling Street, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Seating is limited and lunch is provided.
To register, please call (303) 689-4595 or visit