Parkinson Association of the Rockies



Global Community Conference on Parkinson's Disease
"Beyond The Limits"
What a success the Global Community Conference (GCC) held in beautiful Keystone was! We can't give enough thanks to all of our sponsors, exhibitors, speakers and participants for making the event a rewarding experience. The conference could only be described as engaging, thought-provoking and encouraging. Thank you to all who attended and gave your support to the Parkinson Association. 
We were honored to have Director Zach Jankovic and NASA Astronaut Rich Clifford present a "test screening" for the documentary, "The Astronaut's Secret" exploring Clifford's experience with Parkinson's during his time in space.
Special thanks to our Sponsors
Teva Neuroscience    
In This Issue
Global Community Conference
Research In the News
Vitality Walk 2014
Clinical Trials in Colorado
Save the Date! Clinical Research Forum
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UPCOMING EVENTS (click on date for more information)
March 18 & 25: Mini-Series: Care Partners
Covenant Village in Smith Fellowship Hall
9151 Yarrow St., Westminster


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
March 27: Living Well with PD
Denver Marriott Tech Center
4900 S. Syracuse St., Denver
March 29: Chat with the (Parkinson's) Pros - Pueblo
Pueblo Rawlings Library
100 E. Abriendo Ave., Pueblo
April 30: Visionary Caregiving
Bethany Lutheran Church
4500 E. Hampden Ave., Cherry Hills Village  
May 3: Clinical Research Forum
Mile Hi Church
9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood
May 10: Chat with the (Parkinson's) Pros - Grand Junction
Goodwill Retail Center
630 24 1/2 Rd., Grand Junction   
May 14 & May 21: Mini-Series: High Intensity Exercise as Medicine
Life Care Center of Aurora
14101 E. Evans Ave., Aurora
May 17: Chat with the (Parkinson's) Pros - Glenwood Springs
El Jebel Community Center
0020 Eagle County Drive, El Jebel
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
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! Click here (or on the logo) to sign up today!


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

Research in Colorado

Are you a Parkinson's patient not requiring symptomatic treatment with drugs? Join a study that explores the effects of an FDA approved drug on PD. 

You may be eligible to participate if: 

  • You are diagnosed for Parkinson's Disease
  • You are not pregnant
  • Be willing to take an FDA approved drug for one month
  • Be willing to have blood samples drawn 7 times over the one month study   
Don't have Parkinson's disease? You may still be eligible. For more information and eligibility, please contact: Mary Wang, Study Coordinator at (303) 724-6015 or email at
Clinical Research Forum - SAVE THE DATE!
Saturday, May 3 | Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood
Parkinson's Research in Colorado
Learn how YOU can make a difference in Parkinson's research when you make the decision to participate in a clinical trial. Researchers, Principal Investigators and Research Coordinators will present on the state of Parkinson's research and the different clinical trials that are available throughout Colorado. 
Interested in having an exhibit table? Contact Madison Holland by email
Sponsorship opportunities available, contact Kari Buchanan at 
(303) 830-1839 or by email for more information.
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