Parkinson Association of the Rockies



Vitality Walk
Only 18 Days Left Until the 
2013 Vitality Walk
Are you registered yet ? 39 Teams have already signed-up. Team Shake Rattle & Stroll has already recruited 13 members and Team Blue Crew is on their heals with 12 members. Thanks to all those who've registered and are already working hard to recruit more participants and collect pledges.



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Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available. Contact Kari Buchanan for more information: (303) 830-1839 or
Upcoming Events
May 21: Care Partner Mini Series Session I (Evening)
June 211th Annual Vitality Walk in Denver & Longmont
June 18: Care Partner Mini Series Session II (Evening)
For more information or to register, please call 
(303) 830-1839 or email
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Colfax Marathon

Special thanks to all those who are running the Colfax in support of Parkinson's this weekend - May 18 & 19!
There is a race type and distance for everyone: marathon, half marathon, 10 miler, 5K and marathon relay and you can still register at:   
We need 1-2 volunteers to help promote community awareness of Parkinson's disease on Saturday, May 18: 9-11am. Volunteers will be representing 3 4 Fighting Parkinson's, Michael J. Fox Foundation - Team Fox & the Parkinson Association of the Rockies. To volunteer contact Kari at


Support Colfax for Parkinon's Runners:
Share Your Talent
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. (Other volunteer opportunities available, click here for more information.)

If you are interested or want more information,  
please call (303) 830-1839 or email
Community Events and News
Non-Motor Symptoms
Join us to learn about symptoms beyond motor movement abnormalities. Psychiatric aspects of Parkinson's disease such as anxiety, depression, psychosis and sleep disorders.

Speaker: Dr. Haleh Nekoorad-Long
Date & Time: Thursday, May 16th | 10:30am
Location: AltaVita Assisted Living, 800 S. Fordham Street, Longmont, Colorado 

To register, please call (303) 300-3700
Parkinson's Disease and Essential Tremor
Under the Care of a Movement Disorder Specialist
Come meet fellowship-trained movement disorder specialist Avrom Kurtz, M.D. and learn about his philosophy of care. Lunch will be provided and you'll have an opportunity to get connected to resources in your community.

Speaker: Dr. Avi Kurtz
Date & Time: Friday, May 17th | 12:00 - 1:30pm
Location: Greeley Recreation Center, 651 10th Ave, Room 101A, Greeley, Colorado

Educational Programs in Your Community
Join an open discussion and presentation about Parkinson's disease in your community. A free meal is included for each of these programs for individuals with Parkinson's and a guest. Programs are sponsored by Teva Neuroscience. 
Boulder (only two seats remaining)
Speaker: Dr. Monique Giroux
Date &Time: Friday, May 17th | 11:45am -1:15pm
Location: The Boulder Cork, 3295 30th Street, Boulder, Colorado
Fort Collins
Speaker: Victoria Segro, MSN, C-ANP
Date &Time: Wednesday, May 22nd | 6:30pm
Location: Hilton Fort Collins, 425 W. Prospect Rd., Fort Collins, Colorado
Speaker: Dr. Monique Grioux
Date &Time: Thursday, May 23rd | 12:00 - 2:00pm
Location: Pueblo Convention Center, 320 Central Main St., Pueblo, Colorado
Speaker: Dr. Mihaela Alexander
Date & Time: Thursday, May 23rd | 6:30pm
Location: Lilley Gulch Recreation Center, 6147 S. Holland Way, Littleton, Colorado
Seating is limited and taken on first come, first serve basis.
To RSVP call the Parkinson Association at (303) 830-1839