Parkinson Association of the Rockies



Global Community Conference on Parkinson's Disease
"Beyond The Limits"
Registration fee reduced to $275!
There is still time to register for the Global Community Conference on Parkinson's Disease: Beyond the Limits (GCC) in Keystone, CO on March 2-4. We are pleased to announce that we have received some generous support that enables us to significantly reduce the registration fee to $275 per conference participant.

This one of a kind conference will bring renowned experts in Parkinson's and related disorders out of their labs and classrooms for a unique opportunity to connect with those interested in Parkinson's disease care and management. Experts in Parkinson's will be gathered together to thoroughly explain what happens as the disease progresses and to pass on to the public new techniques for managing life with the changes brought on by Parkinson's.

Learn more about Parkinson's from world renowned experts including Stanley Fahn, Joseph Jankovich and Dennis Selkoe. Find out what it is like to journey into space from former NASA astronaut Rich Clifford, the only human to walk in space after being diagnosed with Parkinson's.

In This Issue
Global Community Conference
Upcoming Events
Research In the News
Save the Date! Vitality Walk 2014
Research In Colorado
Announcements & Reminders

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UPCOMING EVENTS (click on date for more information)
February 25: Mini-Series: Speech & Swallowing
Life Care Center of Stonegate 
15720 Garden Plaza Drive, Parker


March 2-4: Global Community Conference: Beyond The Limits
Keystone Conference Center 
0633 Tennis Club Rd, Dillon, CO 
March 22: Spring Fever 5K, 10K & Half Marathon
Benefiting the Parkinson Association of the Rockies 
Jefferson County's NAAC Stadium 
19500 W 64th Pkwy, Golden
May 17-18: 2014 Colfax Marathon
The Parkinson Association is once again a Colfax Marathon Charity Partner. There are race types for every level of runner/walker - join today and participate on behalf of the Parkinson Association! 
City Park & throughout Denver
Parkinson's Research in the News
12th Annual Vitality Walk - SAVE THE DATE!
Sunday, June 1 | Washington Park in Denver & Sandstone Ranch in Longmont

Two Sites, 2,000 Steps and One Unforgettable Experience   Vitality Walk
Every step taken by someone with Parkinson's shows their determination to live well with this disease. Every step taken by friends, families, neighbors and co-workers supports those individuals and families who are affected by Parkinson's. Walking the walk is the way participants of the Vitality Walk share with others the tenacity they or someone they know with Parkinson's shows with every step taken. Mark your calendars for Sunday, June 1 and plan to join us as we enhance lives with every step!  


Sponsorship opportunities available, contact Kari Buchanan at 
(303) 830-1839 or by email for more information.
Research in Colorado

"PaGeR"- Parkinson disease Genetic Research

This study is sponsored by National Institute of Health and is aimed to identify possible environmental and genetic risk factors for Parkinson disease.


Who can be enrolled in this study? Patients with Parkinson disease who have at least one alive relative affected by Parkinson disease (if relative does not live in Colorado arrangements can be made for that relative to be seen). The study involves a single 90-minute visit, with neurological examination, questionnaires and a blood draw. The blood samples collected in this project will be used for current and future genetic research studies to discover new genes that cause Parkinson disease.  


For more information, contact Wendi Legg at (303) 724-8305 or email

Announcements & Reminders  


Loveland Dance Class - Rhythm and Grace

The Loveland Rhythm & Grace class has added another 6-week session. Classes will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday's March 4 through April 8 and are held at the Studio West - Loveland, 645 Denver Ave., Loveland.


Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC) Outdoor Active Retreat

The BOEC is getting ready for another week of skiing, yoga, exercise and other activities. Join them for a 5 day, 4 night program in Breckenridge on February 24 to February 28.  For more information, click here.


Yoga, Tai Chi & Movement for People with Parkinson's Class

New class in Boulder includes yoga, Tai Chi and other exercises designed for people with Parkinson's. Classes run until March 13 at 11:30am at the VIDA yoga studio. Contact Wendy Christ for more information at (631) 754 - 4812 or by email.

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