“There’s no better way to take care of health than through something as joyous and beautiful as dance.”
– Patrick Swayze
Hello fans of this organization! We thank you tremendously for your continued support! Our virtual event Broadway Voices for Parkinson’s in February of 2020 raised over $16,000! We could not have done this without your support. We donated a portion to research via The Michael J. Fox Foundation and are thrilled to announce our sponsorship of the largest and only Dance For Parkinson’s Program in Long Island. This program combines weekly classes on Tuesday and Thursdays at NYIT with several master classes at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts throughout the year. These classes are open to people with all stages of Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers. Studies have shown that dance develops balance, increases cognitive activity, increases social connections and creates joy in the lives of people living with PD. See information below on both programs:
We are planning our next event for Spring 2022 so stay tuned……
A BIG THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!!
A WORD FROM THE FOUNDER
It has been about 13 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 20 and 17, 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. In May of 2021, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and in August 2021 had a double mastectomy. It has been during this time of my recovery, that I realize how crucial dance and exercise have been to my life. Not being able to do either during my recovery, my Parkinson’s symptoms have worsened-hopefully temporary-until I can return to my regular activity. I am hopeful that research will continue to find better treatments for this disease.
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