Parkinson Association of the Rockies



Clinical Research in Colorado - It's Not Too Late to Register
When: Saturday, April 20 | 8:30am - 1:15pm
Where: Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood, CO 80226
To register please visit or call (303) 830-1839

Forum attendees will explore the inroads being made in Colorado towards new treatments and therapies that may redefine care for Parkinson's disease. By attending the Clinical Research Forum: Parkinson's Research in Colorado, you will have the opportunity to learn more about available clinical trials for various modalities of treatment including medications, alternative therapies and surgical treatments.

Learn how you, as a clinical trial participant, are protected. Join the open discussions with trial participants and family members about how they decided to participate in clinical trials. Learn how to register for the Fox Trial Finder through a representative from the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Talk with the research coordinators one-on-one to learn more about the available opportunities to join the initiative towards better treatments and the eventual cure for Parkinson's disease.
Upcoming Events
April 17: Non-Motor Symptoms Mini-Series Session III
April 17: Going Mongolian for Parkinson's
April 20: Clinical Research Forum
April 23: Parkinson Association Night at the Rockies
*Promotional Online Tickets Sales Closed
April 25: Spaghetti Western Night
April 30: Hand in Hand: Financial, Legal and Life Planning For You and Your Family

May 1: Spaghetti Dinner at Heritage Club Aurora
May 4: The Doctor Is In - Grand Junction
May 4: Zumbathon for Parkinson's
May 21: Care Partner Mini Series Session I (Evening)

June 2
: Register Today!
11th Annual Vitality Walk in Denver, CO & Longmont, CO

For more information or to register, please call
(303) 830-1839 or email

National Parkinson's Awareness Month
In honor of National Parkinson's Awareness Month, Governor John Hickenlooper and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock both signed proclamations designating April as Parkinson's Awareness Month throughout Denver and Colorado.
In This Issue
Parkinson's in the News
Vitality Walk
Financial, Legal and Life Planning
Colfax Marathon
Talent Search
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11th Annual Vitality Walk

Vitality Walk Register today for the Vitality Walk - 11 Teams have already been created! Thanks to all those who've registered and are already working hard to recruit more participants and collect pledges. Also, an extra special thanks to Bruce McGrath from team The Elderly Gang for hosting a fantastic Team Captain Party!

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Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available. Contact Kari Buchanan for more information: (303) 830-1839 or
Hand in Hand:  
Financial, Legal and Life Planning for You and Your Family
Constantly worried about your future? Retired earlier than you planned? Just need some answers? Join us for an exclusive presentation on planning for your future.

Date: April 30, 2013
Time: 1:00 - 4:00pm
Location: Parkinson Association of the Rockies
1325 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 016B, Denver, CO 80222
(In conference room on parking lot/basement level - Look for Signs)

For additional information or to register,
please call (303) 830-1839 or email
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!
Talent Search
Are you a balloon artist, face painter or entertainer for kids? We need your talent at the Vitality Walk Kids Activity Area. Please consider volunteering for the Vitality Walk on Sunday, June 2nd from 8:00 - 9:30am in Wash Park, Denver or Sandstone Ranch, Longmont.

If you are interested or want more information,  
please call (303) 830-1839 or email
Community Events and News
Spaghetti Dinner at Heritage Club Aurora
Good Time. Great Cause.
Join Heritage Club Aurora as they raise awareness - and much-needed funds - for the Parkinson Association of the Rockies.

Dinner: $10/person
Date and Time: Wednesday, May 1st | 4:30 - 6:30pm
Location : Heritage Club Aurora, 1860 South Potomac Street, Aurora, CO 80012

While you're there, bid on a wide range of items in their silent auction, and satisfy your sweet tooth at their bake sale. Don't miss this opportunity to contribute to a great cause! 

All proceeds benefit the Parkinson Association of the Rockies.
For reservations or more information, call (303) 369-0736 by April 28th.
First Annual Empowerment Summit
by the Movement & Neuroperformance Center

Join the Movement and Neuroperformance Center for a day of Empowerment - Journey to the summit of Mt. Everest and Mt. Kilimanjaro with stunning photos, riveting videos and personal stories from the MS and PD expedition team.

Hear from a woman that defied labels of MS and climbed the highest summit on each continent. Lori Schneider is our keynote speaker who works to empower individuals around the world. Lori will take you on a amazing journey to the top of Mt. Everest.

You will also hear from John and Martha Carlin. John has Parkinson's disease and lives in Colorado. John, Martha, Dr. Giroux and Sierra climbed Africa's highest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro with 13 others that have Parkinson's or MS.

Learn how these courageous individuals took the challenge of a life-time and became stronger in fighting their medical conditions and are now sharing their stories.

Date and Time: Saturday, May 11th | Noon - 4:00pm
Location: Mile High Church, 9077 W Alameda Ave., Lakewood, CO 80226