Parkinson’s Association of San Diego (“PASD”) proudly presents its 2018 “Knock-Out” Parkinson’s Gala.

PASD offers critical resources to an estimated 60,000 individuals who have or are affected by Parkinson’s disease in San Diego. Services provided by PASD include information and resource identification, awareness and communication, support, education and training and other Parkinson’s disease service-based programs.

Emcee: CBS Channel 8 News Anchor Carlo Cecchetto

Gala Flyer

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The Knock-Out Gala will feature keynote speaker, Ms. Rasheda Ali. Ms. Ali is an internationally known Author, Speaker, and PD Advocate who wrote, I’ll Hold Your Hand So You Won’t Fall: A Child’s Guide to Parkinson’s Disease, inspired by her children and her father, Muhammad Ali, who suffered from Parkinson’s disease.

Date: October 6, 2018
Location: Birch Aquarium
2300 Expedition Way La Jolla, CA, 92037








Parkinson's "Good Start Program"

Parkinson's "Step-by-Step"

PASD “Good Start Program” (10/22/2018)


Educational Seminars for Newly Diagnosed
Parkinson’s Patients & Care Partners

The Parkinson’s Association of San Diego is hosting its next “Good Start Program” seminar on October 22 at the Tri-City Medical Center. Designed for newly diagnosed Parkinson’s patients and their care partners, the seminar is a 2-hour session including a 90-minute presentation followed by Q&A. There is no cost to the participants. It will feature Dr. Abigail Lawler, Movement Disorders Neurologist, Neurology Center of Southern California as well as speakers who address Parkinson’s patient and care partner perspectives, and legal issues.

Specific topics will include maintaining a positive attitude; understanding Parkinson’s; choosing a physician; common medications; care partners; importance of exercise & nutrition; benefits of physical; occupational, speech and music therapy; legal issues; research; and support services.

Seminar Details:
Date: Monday, October 22
Time: Registration & Refreshments 9:30 a.m
Program 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: Wellness Center, Tri-City Medical Center
6250 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92009
Directions & Parking Information: Will be provided to attendees.
Registration is required by October 17. Space is limited.

(The Presentation can be Downloaded Here: Powerpoint Presentation )

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Registration by phone: 858-999-5671

2018 Step by Step Walk

Thank You For All Your Support!

A huge THANK YOU to all who contributed to the success of the ‘Step by Step’ 5k Walk on Sunday, April 8th . The event was a huge success, raising over $80,000.

Your support of Step by Step enables PASD to offer critical resources to an estimated 60,000 individuals who are affected by Parkinson’s disease right here in San Diego County. Your help is critical to sustain our outreach and our ability to serve the community.

All contributions remain in the County and also help local caregivers and families of those in need. Put on your walking shoes to give people with Parkinson’s disease a great resource and a steadfast ally!

Empowerment for Parkinson’s (11/30/2018)

Date: November 30, 2018
Location: Marina Village Conference Center
1936 Quivira Way, San Diego, CA 92109

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Agenda Subject to Change

7:30-8:45 – Registration/light breakfast
8:45-8:55 – Introduction/7 Tenets. Wayne Label, PhD and Charlie Abdi /PASD
8:55-9:10 – Exercise and Attitude. Sherrie Gould, NP
9:10-9:25 – Intro to Parkinson’s disease. Nelson Hwynn, D.O.
9:25-9:45 – Parkinson’s disease Research. Irene Litvan, M.D.
9:45-10:05 – Deep Brian Stimulation. Dr. Burdick
10:05-10:25 – LSVT LOUD – Erin Walsh
10:25-10:50 – Break and exhibits
10:50 – 11:10 – Legal. Yvonne Amrine, Esq.
11:10-11:30 – Sleep Disorder’s, non-motor in Parkinson’s disease. Melissa
Houser, M.D.
11:30 – 11:50 – Medication in Parkinson’s disease. Brenton Wright, M.D.
11:50-12:00 – Support group leaders
12:00-1:05 – Lunch
1:10-1:25 – Rock Steady Boxing
1:25-1:45 – Intimacy and Parkinson’s. Joanne Hamilton, PhD
1:45 – 2:00 – Get out and go. Linda Olsen
2:00 – 2:20 – Break and exhibits
2:20-3:10 – Caregiver breakout. Susan Miller, Author, Joanne Hamilton, PhD and
Southern Caregiver Resource Organization
2:20-2:35 – LSVT BIG. Judy Mak
2:35-2:55 – Audibility with Lindsay Zehren, MT-BC
3:10-3:30 – Yoga/stretching. Danica Edelbrock, MS

3:30 – Closing and surveys

Current Announcements

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Rock Steady Boxing

Rock Steady Boxing is spreading throughout San Diego County! Programs in Carlsbad, Encinitas, Escondido,  Poway, Rancho … Click here to learn more

The Michael J. Fox Foundation

We encourage all of the Parkinson’s community to use the resources at the Michael J. Fox Foundation!

The American Parkinson’s Disease Association

In January 2016, the APDA launched its “Spotlight on Parkinson’s Disease” webcast series to highlight topics important to people with PD, care partners, and healthcare professionals.

To date, there have been 10 programs in the Spotlight Series. If you have missed any of these programs, or if you want to go back to view them again, we encourage you to access them by clicking on the button below:

Alzheimer’s San Diego

The Parkinson’s Association of San Diego maintains a partnership with Alzheimer’s San Diego

Challenge Center

Challenge Center provides skilled physical therapy, specialized fitness, and wellness programs to rehabilitate, increase independence, and improve the quality of life for individuals with severe physical disabilities, their families, and caregivers. With its licensed staff, physical therapy and assisted fitness programs, and state-of-the-art equipment; Challenge Center surpasses every goal by providing the continuum of care often missed by other limited resources.

Click the following link to watch a video testimony from a real patient and caregiver regarding their experience with Duopa, an FDA approved treatment option for advanced Parkinson’s disease.

Thanks To Our Sponsors and Partners

Parkinson’s Association of San Diego | P.O. Box #1633, Solana Beach, California 92075
858-999-5671 |