October 2012
6 months away from 2013 Walk Day!

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October Shining Stars - Team Livin' La Levodopa

Read about how they “… will continue to fight for a cure … so that our children will know Parkinson's as a disease of the past.”  – Doug Nemeth, Team Member

What began as a team of three in 2002 has grown to as many as ninety people!  So far, team members have raised a total of $100,000 for research.

 
Stars in Action - Team Ryan's Hope

Inspired by many he has met through his journey while living with Parkinson’s disease, John Ryan, Team Captain, pays it forward. Read about how he’s assisting others who are newly diagnosed, and their families, through the creation of Team Ryan’s Hope’s website and blog.

Your Dollars at Work

The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) is funding research to test the feasibility of using a smartphone to quantify gait disturbances in the clinic setting and home environment.  This study projects that results will yield a new objective measurement for gait disturbances in Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients with the potential to help not only validate a clinical observation, but to identify and track indications for changes in PD management strategies.

Learn more about this study, which is made possible by donations to Parkinson’s Unity Walk.

From Our Desks

As temperatures cool down, PUW is heating up!  2013 Registration is open.

Fundraising has begun and teams are signing up.

PUW presents at BBCON 2012 – Blackbaud Conference for Nonprofits.

News in the Parkinson's Community

Parkinson’s More than Motion™ introduces a new interactive tool for the community; allowing patients to record and compare their symptoms over time.  
 
Back from Amsterdam!  PUW volunteer studies abroad with a cause and attends EPDA’s European Unity Walk.

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