2018 Gala – October 6, 2018
Date: October 6, 2018
Location: Birch Aquarium – 2300 Expedition Way La Jolla, CA, 92037
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 County. Services provided by PASD include information and resource identification, awareness and communication, support, education and training and other Parkinson’s disease service-based programs.
To reserve your tickets call: (858) 999-5671
Online Reservation (link): EventBrite
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.
Your help is critical to sustain our outreach and our ability to serve the community. All contributions remain in San Diego County to help those with PD, their care partners and families. Please consider supporting the Knock-Out Gala.
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!
On December 1st, 2017 the Parkinson’s Association of San Diego, in conjunction with its partners and sponsors, held a full day of presentations, education, and exhibits about Parkinson’s disease. Over 300 people attended and evaluations indicate that it was a tremendous success! Photos and over four and a half hours of incredible presentations on 14 different topics with Powerpoints are now available! Each video is approximately 15 minutes long.
Save the date…
The next Empowerment Event will be on Friday November 30th at Marina Village, Mission Bay.
Parkinson’s Association of San Diego Launches New “Good Start Program”
Educational Seminars for Newly Diagnosed Parkinson’s Patients & Care Partners
The recently held “Good Start Program” seminars – designed for newly diagnosed Parkinson’s patients and their care partners – were, by all accounts, an overwhelming success. The seminars were filled to capacity and provided attendees with new information and insights. The most recent seminar, held on June 6, featured Dr. Abigail Lawler, Movement Disorders Neurologist, Neurology Center of Southern California as well as speakers who addressed Parkinson’s patient and care partner perspectives, and legal issues. (The Presentation can be Downloaded Here: Powerpoint Presentation )
The Parkinson’s Association of San Diego plans to hold future sessions, all at no cost to participants. They will be 2-hour sessions including a 90-minute presentation followed by Q&A. 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.
Please stay tuned for the dates and locations of upcoming seminars posted at www.parkinsonsassociation.org, or call 858-999-5671.
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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:
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.