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 are selling Moving Day Firefighter Shirts this year! They are $15 which will be a donation to Moving Day Buffalo. Get your Shirt today by Calling (716) 449-3795 or stopping by our offices at 300 International Drive, Suite 224 Williamsville 14221

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We are really looking for as many teams as possible to get registered for this years Moving Day Buffalo! Get your friends and family together and form a team ORBusiness Challenge - Moving Day 2016 form one with coworkers and be apart of the Buff Biz Challenge! We are welcoming everyone to come out on September 11th and participate!


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!

Fundraising for Moving Day is super easy! And one great idea we have for participants this year is throwing a fundraising party. If you are familiar with Tupperware parties, Jewelry Parties, Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, Yankee Candle, etc. We would love to work with you! feel free to contact us at (716) 449-3795 or at cjamele@npfwny.org if you would like more information.

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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: ALL Parkinson’s Support Groups will resume again in September. We hope everyone has a great summer!

Weekly Fundraising Challenge:

Register today(if you haven’t already) for Moving Day Buffalo, and raise $100 or more between today and midnight Friday to be entered into a drawing to win an outdoors package! The package includes a backpack, folding camping stool, and a fleece blanket. The more you raise the more chances you have to win!! MovingDayBuffalo.org


Eat For Money: On August 29th we will be participating in Santora’s Pizza, Pub and Grill’s Eat For Money! On this day when you eat at either Santora’s locations (Transit and Millersport) 25% of your food bill will be a donation to The National Parkinson Foundation of WNY. We have certificates available in the office and also online. Get your friends and family together and order in or go out to dinner at Santora’s! This is also a great opportunity if you need catering for an event on the 29th! Come Eat for Money!

PD Day at The Ballpark:

Thanks to everyone who came out for PD Day at the Ballpark! The temperature was high but so was everyone’s spirit! Click here to view pictures from Baseball day!

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!



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!

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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! 




 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!

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