PD News

Moving Day 2016!

MovingDay_FullColor4It’s the time we’ve all been waiting for, Moving Day 2016! This year Moving Day will be held on September 11th, 2016 at Coca Cola Field! Bring your friends and your favorite pair of sneakers and Get Ready to Move!! We will be holding another planning committee meeting on July 13th, at 6pm, at the Dry Gulch Dance Hall 3145 Walden Ave-Depew, anyone is welcome to attend! We encourage everyone to sign up for the walk and make a team if you haven’t already. We already have a handful of teams signed up including, UB Dance, M&T Bank and Lancaster Volunteer Firefighters,  but the more the merrier!

This is a great way to raise money and also have a ton of fun at Moving Day 2016!

To access everything you need to know about moving day and find helpful info about donating and signing up, you can find it all on our Dropbox! Just click here to find everything you need!MD 2015 1 (1)

 “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.

Bob Russell (in his hat) with daughter Laurice

Bob Russell (in his hat) with daughter Laurice


Fredonia FlierFredonia/Southern Tier Support Group – Our newest Support Group will provide much needed assistance to our friends in Southern Erie County and the Southern Tier. The group will meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every month between 6:30 – 7:30 PM, beginning on October 13th. Patients, caregivers and family members are welcome to join us at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, 334 Temple Street in Fredonia. Reservations not required. Just come by. For more information, call 716 449-3795, e-mail cjamele@npfwny.org, or click here!

What’s Happening

Seventeenth Annual Parkinson’s Educational Symposium

On Saturday, May 14th 2016, we had a great turn out at the Parkinson’s Educational Symposium! There were about 350 people in attendance and we had amazing speakers who brought their knowledge of PD to help patients and caregivers. We are looking forward to having the presentations by the speakers on the website in the near future.

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Dr. David Lichter and Sarah Harlock speaking at the Symposium


Connie Jo Bish-Zeigelhofer, A speaker at the Symposium, talked about the benefits of the LSVT Therapies. The attached flyer has more information about the therapies that will hopefully help many with PD!

LSVT Flyer

Dr. Giroux, another speaker at the Symposium, had brought coupons for her book and if you didn’t get one there, we have it available here!

Giroux Book Coupon

Click here for your Coupon!

PDdance logoPDdance 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.


We are also very excited to announce that Cynthia Pegado will be continuing with outdoor dance classes at Canalside again this year! This follows a wonderfully successful season of outdoor dance classes in downtown Buffalo last summer. Click here for the class schedule! 

Macy’s Shop For a Cause– We will be participating again this year in the Macy’s Shop for a Cause event! This year Shot For a Cause will be 3 days long!! The dates for the event this year will be August 26th-28th. We will be selling the $5 shopping passes again and when used at Macy’s on one of the above dates, you will receive 25% off! Don’t forget to tell your family and friends about this great deal that also benefits NPFWNY! The $5 you spend on a shopping pass is a donation to our foundation. Mark your calendars and get ready to shop!

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Praxair– This November, Praxair has chosen us to be their charity of the month! They will be raising money during the entire month of November and donating to NPFWNY. They’re not the only company that can do this. If you know of a company or own your own company, and might be intersted in having a fundrasier like this, don’t hesitate to ask! You can contact Chris Jamele with any questions you may have at cjamele@npfwny.org or by phone at (716)449-3795


 Worth A Look!

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

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

We also have a Twitter! Follow us for updates on events!

Lending Library – 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.

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Read past educational articles and stories.

PD Ribbon Sales: Support Those Who Support Us

Visit these locations to make donations…

Consumers Beveragesvisit any one of their 17 locations

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Santora’s Pizza Pub & Grill– 1402 Millersport Hwy and 7800 Transit Rd

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Hot Mama’s Canteen-12 Military Rd, Buffalo

Flying Bison Brewing Co.-840 Seneca St, Buffalo, NY 14210

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Mr. Goodbar-1110 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo

Scripts Cafe-12 East Ave, Lockport

MOG Gyms– 1801 Grand Island Blvd, Ste 100, Grand Island and 1491 Sheridan Dr

Frontier High School-4432 Bayview Rd, Hamburg

Frontier Administrative Office– 4432 Bayview Rd, Hamburg

Lyndonville Central Schools– 25 Housel Avenue. Lyndonville

Westfield High School– 203 E Main St, Westfield

Great Lakes Orthodontics– 200 Cooper Ave, Tonawanda

Dry Gulch Dance Hall– 3145 Walden Ave, Depew

Anchor Bar1047 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14209