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Kickin' Parkinson's
Kickin’ Parkinson’s is pleased to announce our Presenting Sponsor Cintas Corporation in partnership with Todd and Marie Gregory. Our good friends have stood with us since 2014 starting with the donation of linens for our first Kickin’ Party. They have been both Partners and Sponsors every year, increasing their support  to our efforts, standing by...
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We rested in 2018 and now are reenergized for the Kickin’ Party 2019 on October 17th at Stone Creek Club & Spa! We will have all our crowd favorites…a stellar live band, offerings from our finest Northshore restaurants, both live and silent auctions, our kickstarter drink and open bars, and all your friends and family....
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Kickin’ Parkinson’s is always looking for ways to support our local PD patients and families and are pleased to announce a partnership with Chet Barnett and Chadwick Menge to form the Kickin’ Parkinson’s Boxing Program. The classes take place at The Dojo, 201 N. Columbia Street in Covington. The program focuses on boxing techniques and...
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We are excited to announce that Madison Hurwitz has joined our Kickin’Parkinson’s effort in the role of part-time Executive Director! Madison first became involved with the Michael J. Fox Foundation when her father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2016. She is the founder of one of the MJFF’s newest young professional groups, Team Fox...
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One of the most exciting recent developments supported by the Michael J. Fox Foundation is the announcement of human trials of MCC950, a once daily pill therapy targeting the brain inflammation present in all PD patients that may stop Parkinson’s disease “in its tracks.” The progress of MCC950 is moving quickly with Phase 2 human...
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2019 was a historic year for our participation in the Crescent City Classic as we raised over $43,000 to support a cure for Parkinson’s Disease. Over 63 runners, who were supported by almost 400 donors, completed the 10k on a beautiful Saturday in New Orleans. We are always thrilled to welcome back our runners year...
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Many people with Parkinson’s are anxiously awaiting better treatments for their symptoms, and everyone with the disease is hoping for a therapy to slow or stop its progression. So the decade or more it takes to move a drug from discovery of a new compound to patients’ hands is frustratingly long. Enter repurposing — a...
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In this blog, Maria De Leon, MD, a person living with Parkinson’s and a retired movement disorder specialist from Texas, shares her thoughts on the health care reform proposal recently introduced in the Senate. Maria has advocated on Capitol Hill and in her community for many years. Join her in advocacy by contacting your senators...
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A new tool from researchers at Harvard Medical School may allow investigators to predict cognitive decline in people with Parkinson’s disease (PD), which could help design clinical trials and test new therapies. The tool uses an algorithm combining varied personal details — age at onset, baseline score on the Mini Mental State Examination, years of...
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This summer, many of us are looking forward to our annual favorites: going to the beach, barbequing, and vacationing with family and friends. But did you know that August is an ideal time to meet with your elected officials? Every August, Congress goes on recess so that legislators can leave Capitol Hill and head to...
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