Parkinson Association of the Rockies



A Very Generous Community
Colorado Gives Day
We are ecstatic to announce that our community raised almost $20,000 in just 24 hours for the Parkinson Association during the 4th annual Colorado Gives Day on Tuesday, December 10th! We are honored that, on Colorado's largest day of giving, so many of you chose to support the Parkinson Association and our mission to support, strengthen and empower the Parkinson's community in Colorado.  

Jackson Jeans Days
  Jackson's Jeans DaysThe Parkinson Association would like to welcome their newest Board Member. Dan Starishevsky, Senior VP of Marketing at Jackson National Life, joined the Board in November and is already creating significant awareness of Parkinson's disease while raising funds in a creative way. Jackson National Life has an extremely community minded business culture where they involve all employees in giving back to their community - one of the ways they do this is through Jackson Jeans Days. Employees who want to participate wear their jeans and add a cash donation to the selected organization. In the past few months Jackson employees have raised $2,715 for the Parkinson Association. We are excited to have Dan on Board and thankful to all those at Jackson who have gotten casual on behalf of the Parkinson Association.   
In This Issue
Thanks to our Community
A Toast of Hope
Research In the News
Global Community Conference
Announcements & Reminders

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A Toast of Hope 
Thriving with Parkinson's Disease & Essential Tremor
Join us on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at The Wildlife Experience for a Toast of Hope. We will ring in the new year with discussions from Monique Giroux, MD; Adam Hebb, MD; Avi Kurtz, MD; Steve Ojemann, MD and David VanSickle, MD. They will provide updates on Parkinson's and Essential Treamor theraputic options. Maureen Hopkins, owner of Altitunes, will discuss the use of music therapy in relation to movement disorders. Brad Carter; musician, actor and ET patient; will close the program with a lively performance and his personal DBS story. (Click image below for highlights of Brad's story.) Plan to arrive early. Event attendees will also have free admission to The Wildlife Experience exhibits.  
Thursday, January 23 | 1:00 - 4:00 pm 
The Wildlife Experience 
10035 S Peoria St, Parker, CO 80134 
Seating limited, registration required
Register today: (303) 830-1839 or email 
Parkinson's Research in the News
Global Community Conference on Parkinson's Disease
GCC Logo Go Beyond the Limits 
with The Parkinson Association of the Rockies on March 2-4, 2014 in Keystone, Colorado. We are pleased to announce that we landed former NASA astronaut Rich Clifford as a speaker during the conference.

Rich Clifford is a passionate advocate and activist for Parkinson's Disease. He is also a patient since he was first diagnosed with the disease after completing his second spaceflight in 1994. Subsequent to the diagnosis he was assigned to a third space shuttle mission. Conference participants will enjoy The Astronaut's Secret, a documentary focused on the life of Rich Clifford and how he kept his diagnosis of Parkinson's disease a secret for over 17 years. 

Register Today! Click here (or on logo above) for details and to register.


For questions call (303) 830-1839 or email
Special thanks to our Presenting Sponsor 
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Announcements & Reminders

Help the University of Colorado Movement Disorder Center win the MJFF Trial Finder Challenge!

The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) is challenging clinical research sites around the country to refer volunteers to sign up for Fox Trial Finder. Register by December 31, 2013 to help the University jump from second to first place!


Lafayette Support Group

Change of dates for December only

Thursday, December 19 from 3:30-5:00 

Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center - Conference Room D


Class Cancellations During the Holiday Season

ALL classes will be cancelled from Monday, Dec. 23 through Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014


Loveland Dance Class - Movin' With Parkinson's

Next session begins January 14, 2014.

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