We rested in 2018 and now are reenergized and ready for our 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 from 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 25 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 $1.7 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 five 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!
Penny and Quentin Dastugue
KP Executive Committee
A Family & A Community Coming Together to Kick Parkinson’s Disease into the Past
COVINGTON, La.—The 7th annual Kickin’ Parkinson’s fundraiser, one of the north shore’s premier events, raised $381,700 for the Michael J. Fox Foundation in 2016. This brings their three-year total to $1,020,000.
“I am always amazed by the generosity of this community, raising over a $1 million is a milestone,” said Quentin Dastugue, co-founder of Kickin’ Parkinson’s who has been living with Parkinson’s since 2009… “We are extremely thankful for the support of so many people in the greater New Orleans area who have been a part of this effort. As one of the 25 members of the Michael J. Fox Foundation Patient Council, I see first hand the tremendous research and progress being made to cure Parkinson’s disease. I know we are making a difference.”
Kickin’ Parkinson’s is part of Team Fox—The Michael J. Fox Foundation’s global grassroots community fundraising program. In both 2015 and 2016, Kickin’ Parkinson’s raised more than $300,000 annually, 100 percent of which has gone directly to MJFF’s high-impact programs to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease.
“Year after year, Kickin’ Parkinson’s amplifies the Team Fox spirit of combining passion and commitment to speeding a cure — now to the tune of $1 million,” said Deborah W. Brooks, MJFF co-founder and executive vice chairman for The Michael J. Fox Foundation. “We’re grateful for all that Quentin, Penny and the Kickin’ Parkinson’s committee do to transform patients’ lives, including through Quentin’s leadership as part of our Patient Council, energizing the local Parkinson’s community and pushing research forward.”