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We're Regular People Like You, In the Fight to Find a Cure.

Five million people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s disease – a chronic, degenerative neurological disorder. In the United States, 60,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year alone.
There is currently no known cure for Parkinson’s disease.

We are Back!

We rested in 2018 and now are reenergized and ready for Kickin’ Party in 2019 – on October 17, 2019!

We will have all the crowd favorites –  a stellar live band, premium bars and specialty drinks, exciting live and silent auctions, food offerings for our top local restaurants, special guests and your family and friends.

Our featured band is Flow Tribe – a regional sensation –  they will bring a high energy package of music to get everyone Kickin’!

This year’s theme is Equestrian – so it’s off to the races! 

Pull out your racing best (derby hats are welcome), take a photo with a live Thoroughbred, play the ponies in our fabulous silent and live auctions, sample the best Northshore fare, enjoy our Derby drinks and dance the night away with old and new friends.

We hope to see you again at the most anticipated party of 2019!

With the help of an amazing Executive Committee, 100 sponsors, over 30 outstanding restaurants, 50 community partners, numerous volunteers and over 600 guests annually, we have become one of the largest and most successful fundraisers in the region and have donated over $1.5 million dollars as a Team Fox in support of the Michael J. Fox Foundation. The Foundation has invested over $800 million towards a cure. Our efforts and your generous participation for the past four years have placed us as a top 5 Team Fox, out of almost 5,000 teams nationally. We are proud of this partnership with the Foundation as well as the partnership with you, our loyal contributors.

We could have not done it without you – our committee, friends, sponsors, restaurants, partners and auction donors. From our Sponsors who are with us year after year to our individual ticket buyers, you have each contributed to the success of our Team Fox as well as to unprecedented progress in research and medical therapies for a cure of Parkinson’s Disease. You have helped drive scientific discoveries, move drug therapies more quickly to the patient and show people and families with PD that you care.See you in 2019…October 17th!

Sincerely,

Penny and Quentin Dastugue

KP Executive Committee

Team Fox is The Michael J. Fox Foundation’s (MJFF) grassroots community fundraising program. It is made up of thousands of people worldwide who raise funds and awareness for Parkinson’s disease research. All funds raised through Team Fox go directly to MJFF to further its mission to accelerate the delivery of life-changing treatments, and ultimately a cure, to people with Parkinson’s disease.

 

Kickin’ Parkinson’s is part of the Michael J. Fox Foundation’s (MJFF) grassroots community fundraising program.  It is made up of thousands of people worldwide who raise funds and awareness for Parkinson’s disease research.  All funds raised through Team Fox go directly to MJFF to further its mission to accelerate the delivery of life-changing treatments, and ultimately a cure, to people with Parkinson’s disease.
 

Kickin’ Parkinson’s efforts are focused on our annual event – A Kickin’ Party and CCC 1ok.

Donor
Information

Donor Form / Tax Exemption Status

Thank you for your willingness to consider a silent or live auction donations to  Kickin’ Parkinson’s in support of the Michael J Fox Foundation. We are gearing up for our 9th Annual Kickin’ Party to be held on Thursday, October 17th at Stone Creek Club and Spa in Covington and we hope you will join us as we continue to fight for a cure for Parkinson’s Disease.  Our Team Fox has raised almost $1.5 million dollars and our event draws over 500 people guests each year.  We expect this year’s event to be even bigger and better!  The night will showcase live music from Flow Tribe, premium bars and specialty drinks and food offerings from over 25 of our finest local restaurants. One of the most prominent features of our event will be the auction and we are hoping you will consider donating an item to help our cause.

Annual
Caregiver Award

All applications must be either mailed or emailed by September 15, 2019.

On behalf of Kickin’ Parkinson’s, a Team Fox event supporting the Michael J. Fox Foundation, we are pleased to announce we are accepting nominations for the Annual Caregiver Award that consists of a $250 cash award, a plaque, and a Spa Service at Stone Creek Club and Spa in Covington, LA. The recipient will be presented with the award on October 17, 2019 at the Kickin’ Parkinson’s event.

The award aims to recognize the individuals who serve as supportive advocates for Parkinson’s disease family members or patients in the Greater New Orleans area.

Statistics of Parkinson's Disease

The statistics on Parkinson’s disease (PD) show that the disorder affects more people than Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS), muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis combined.
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Who are we?

Meet the Kickin' Parkinson's Team

Penny Dastugue
Co-Founder
Byron LeBlanc
PR
Madison Hurwitz
Executive Director
Roger Keller
Medical Outreach
Larry Conner
Stonecreek
Scott Boudreaux
Medical Outreach
Kristin Scarle
Vendor Strategy
Quentin Dastugue
Co-Founder
Mary Lee Caldwell
Restaurants Chairman
Susan Bopp
Video
Paul Dastuge
Crescent City Classic/Sponsors
Susanne Cambre Dwyer
Theme / Event Setup
Gia Fenasci
Admin Support
Vickie Guarisco
Registration/Tickets
Allison M. Lailhengue
Auction/VIP Reception
Paul Langenwalter
Treasurer
Sue Meyer
Restaurants Co-Chairman
Laura Miles
Social Media
Stacey Rase
Auction Chair
Steve Reisig
CCC Chair
Marvin Gresse
Stonecreek Site Logistics
Richard Taubin
Website/Video
Laine Thomas
Eventbrite/Tickets
Pat Vaccari
Donor Stewardship
Bridgette Taylor
Band/Graphics
Diane LaPlace
Ads/Auction

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