PD News

Moving Day 2016!

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Firefighters Unite!!!

On September 11th this year, a date that holds significance to many firefighters nationwide, we will be walking to beat Parkinson’s disease in the 5th annual Moving Day. Firefighters are 10 times more likely to be diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease because of the caustic environments that they work in.

This year we are encouraging local fire companies to walk with us in our efforts to beat Parkinson’s Disease. Firefighters joining Moving Day Buffalo will be added to the National Firefighter Team. This way, firefighters across the country will have the opportunity to unite as one to beat Parkinson’s! We hope to see as many people as possible on Sunday, September 11th at Coca-Cola Field!

We will be holding another planning committee meeting on July 27th, at 6pm, at the Dry Gulch Dance Hall, 3145 Walden Ave, Depew. Anyone is welcome to attend!

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 Google Drive. Just click here to find everything you need!MD 2015 1 (1)

“Moving” Moving Day Story

Carolyn Gloudemans was diagnosed with Parkinson’s a year ago and is very excited to share her story with everyone. Click here to read how Carolyn is making big accomplishments in her battle with Parkinson’s!

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 interested in having a fundraiser 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. More details to come.


What’s Happening

UPDATE: Northtown’s and Southtown’s Support group meetings and Northtown’s Caregiver Support group meetings will be postponed until September. There will be no meetings in July and August

PD Day at The Ballpark:

Sunday, July 24th is PD Day at the Ballpark! The first pitch is at 1:05 PM, and you can get tickets for $3 each OR you can get up to 8 tickets free if you have registered for Moving Day 2016! All the more reason to get a team together or walk solo for Moving Day 2016! For information about tickets you can call (716)449-3795 or e-mail cjamele@npfwny.orgCoca Cola Field 3

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. Click here to view all the presentations on our NEW YouTube Channel!

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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 Trained Therapists


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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 yeashop for a causer in the Macy’s Shop for a Cause event! This year Shop 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!



 Worth A Look!

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!

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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