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Advancements in the Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease Presentation

Click the below link to view the PDF Presentation INOVA gave on Neurorestoration and beyond! View Presentation
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Kickin’ Parkinson’s Announces our Presenting Sponsor – Cintas Corporation and Todd and Marie Gregory

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...
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Tickets are on sale for Kickin’ Party 2019!

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...
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Kickin’ Parkinson’s Boxing Program

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...
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Meet our new Executive Director!

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...
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Exciting news for Parkinson’s sufferers

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...
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Kickin’ Parkinson’s at the CCC

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...
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Ask the MD: New Video and Guide on Repurposed Therapies in Parkinson’s Disease

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...
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What would the Senate health care bill mean for the Parkinson’s community?

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...
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New Tool May Help Researchers Predict Cognitive Decline with Parkinson’s Disease

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...
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Advocate this August Using MJFF’s New Resources

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...
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A Family’s Commitment to Accelerating a Cure

The Tour de Fox Series is comprised of four cycling events that bring together the Parkinson’s community with a goal of raising over $1 million for Parkinson’s research. Coming off...
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New Findings Add to Evidence of Immune System Role in Parkinson’s Disease

Could Parkinson’s disease be an autoimmune disorder? A recent study from Columbia University revealed a possible link between the immune system — the body’s defense system against disease — and...
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A Passion for Fashion — and Fundraising

While many who join Team Fox run marathons and scale peaks to raise funds for Parkinson’s research, other members across the globe find imaginative, resourceful ways to turn their passions...
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Podcast: Young-Onset Parkinson’s Disease

Although Parkinson’s is typically diagnosed around age 60 or later, symptoms can start at 50 years old or earlier. If that occurs, it’s referred to as young-onset Parkinson’s disease (YOPD)....
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Loss of Motivation and “The 8 Disciplines of a Parkinson’s Patient”

Stephen Bergenholtz of West Seattle, Washington is committed to living well with Parkinson’s. Here, he shares how he made adjustments in his lifestyle and mindset to overcome the loss of...
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Dr. Rachel Dolhun to TIME: “We Need the Patient Experience to Inform Us”

In 1959, Margaret Bourke-White — the first female photojournalist accredited to cover World War II combat zones — courageously detailed her experience being diagnosed and living with Parkinson’s disease in...
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“Participating in Studies Gives One a Sense of Power”

Editor’s Note: For more Foundation news, research updates and tips on living well with Parkinson’s, read the Spring/Summer 2017 edition of The Fox Focus, our biannual newsletter. Sue Lifschiz of...
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The Michael J. Fox Foundation Mourns Passing of Tom Isaacs

The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) joins the Parkinson’s community worldwide in mourning the untimely loss of an active leader and a good friend, Tom Isaacs, president of The Cure...
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Urge Congress to Safeguard Medicare Funding

Although Congress has recently proposed changes to our health care system, the Affordable Care Act (also known as the ACA or Obamacare) is still law. Health care debate is ongoing,...
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