PD News

Moving Day 2015!

MovingDay_FullColor4Moving Day 2015 is coming faster than it seems. The date for this year’s walk is Sunday September 13th, and we will be celebrating at Coca Cola Field once again. We are looking to exceed the great success we achieved last year, so we’ll need an incredible effort to bring back last year’s teams and to encourage new ones to join the effort! Go to www.movingdaybuffalo.org today! 20 teams and over $10,000 raised already!!! Way to go Western New York! Get your family, friends and co-workers involved. Let’s make the goal – $80,000! We can do it!

Bob Russell (in his hat) with daughter Laurice

Bob Russell (in his hat) with daughter Laurice

“Moving” Moving Day Story

Bob Russell has battled PD for more than a decade. His Moving Day team, Team Russell, has been involved in the event since its inception. If you love a touching story, or you need a bit more motivation to get your team together for Moving Day, please read “A Man of Many Hats.” I dare you not to want to join us! Click here for the story.

What’s Happening

Macy's couponMacy’s Shop for a Cause – NPFWNY is working with Macy’s on a great fundraising event that benefits you in two ways. First, you get a Savings Pass, providing you 30% off your purchases all day at any Macy’s location. Yes, the Pass reads 25%, but Macy’s has upped the ante! The added discount will be taken at the register. The second benefit is that while you are saving gobs of money, you will be supporting all of the great programs that NPFWNY offers to the PD Community in Western New York. Each Savings Pass is a mere $5. Get yours by calling 716 449-3795 or e-mailing cjamele@npfwny.org PDdance logo PDdance classes are underway. Teaching artist Cynthia Pegado is holding 2 sessions. The classes are free, and no experience on the dance floor is required. These classes are for everyone, literally! If you need help with balance, gait, flexibility, coordination, isolation or depression, this program is what you need. You will love it. Classes are Tuesdays from 11 AM ’til noon in Williamsville and Thursdays from 2 – 3 PM in Kenmore. For more information, click here.

Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy Seminar – Join us for a free group seminar to help you learn about DBS. This is not a one-on-one consultation, but a chance for you to find out what DBS is, how it works, who it helps, and if it might be right for you. Pat Weigel, RN, BSN, RNFA, is a DBS coordinator and she will be facilitating the seminar. Seats are limited. Call 716 218-1000 x6115 to make reservations. Dates are August 24th or November 16th. Sessions begin at 4 PM.

Comprehensive Movement Disorders Center/ 5959 Big Tree Road, Suite 103, Orchard Park, NY.

Worth A Look!

Motivational speaker and PD patient John Baumann came to Buffalo this past May! If you didn’t get to see him in person, download a free copy of his presentation here.

Did you know we have a Facebook? Check us out and “like” our page to get updates on our chapter, view pictures from recent events, and share comments.

Interested in learning more about Parkinson’s disease? Our office has a variety of books and media available free for you to borrow! To borrow materials, please contact our office at (716) 449-3795. Check out the complete list of titles here.

Niagara Falls in blue 2 Niagara Falls bathed in blue for PD Awareness Month Blue Peace Bridge 1 Peace Bridge lit in Blue for PD Awareness Month Read past educational articles and stories.