“There’s no better way to take care of health than through something as joyous and beautiful as dance.”
– Patrick Swayze
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A WORD FROM THE FOUNDER
It has been about 11 years since I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. At the time of diagnosis, I was a podiatrist and mother of two small children- a 3 and 6-year-old. My world turned upside down, as I had to figure out how to cope and take care of myself for the sake of my family.
Flash forward to today, my babies are now 17 and 14, and I think they do not really see the Parkinson’s since they have grown up with it. But for me, this has been my most challenging year yet. The medicine that helps me the most is causing a new side effect called dyskinesias, which causes uncontrollable movements that are difficult to conquer. However, the release of a new drug has helped these symptoms tremendously. I am hopeful that research will continue to find better treatments for this disease.
I believe that everything happens for a reason. A few months ago I was contacted by the Tilles center- they were planning to add to their community outreach by starting a Dance For PD program. A few meetings later, Dance Party For Parkinson’s is now serving the Long Island/Queens community by sponsoring wonderful Dance classes for people living with Parkinson’s Disease and their caregivers. And these classes are FREE! I am honored and thrilled to be partnering with the Tilles Center!
We are proud to announce that our BIG event for this year will take place on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at the Tilles Center For The Performing Arts. It will be a Costumes and Cocktail Party with food, drinks, silent and live auctions, live entertainment, etc. Stay tuned for further details and ticket sales!
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