“Our mission is to fund Parkinson’s Research and programs that will enhance the lives of those living with Parkinson’s disease.”

“There’s no better way to take care of health than through something as joyous and beautiful as dance.”

– Patrick Swayze


Our 2019 fundraising event-Costumes and Cocktails was a HUGE success!! We were truly looking forward to another one in 2020. Despite the pandemic, we have another exciting event in store. On Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at  8:00 PM EST we are going virtual for our event BROADWAY VOICES FOR PARKINSON’S. This event will feature cast members from Broadway’s Lion King and Wicked singing beloved tunes from their shows. In addition, the audience will be able to ask questions to the cast members about life on Broadway! This is a great family event as well as a great gift for loved ones for the holidays! Please buy your tickets today at:

A BIG THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!!

 


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!

 

If you cannot join us for this event, please consider making a donation in any amount by clicking here: