Friday, September 21, 2012

Jam in the Park for Parkinson's Sunday 09/23/2012


On Sunday, September 23 from 1-7pm there will be a Jam in the Park for
Parkinson’s Disease.

The featured community cause in September is Team Foxthe grassroots
fundraising arm of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

Band Line Up:
1:00 pm -  Undiscovered Talent Showcase: Rachel Chalmers
2:00 pm -  String Benders
3:00 pm -  St. Maurice
3:50 pm -  Snidely Sidewinder & the Unrepentant Uke Boys
4:30 pm -  David Ezell
5:40 pm -  Zataban

This month’s Jam is sponsored by The Spartanburg County Libraries and additionally supported by Coca Cola, Bi-Lo, The NuWay & Firehouse Subs.

Jam in the Park for PD will feature information about local Parkinson’s disease support groups, available resources, Parkinson’s research and simple ways to donate to this local fundraising effort.

Ned Barrett, local activist and fundraiser for Team Fox, says, “My father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2007, and he quickly lost mobility. Having just turned 50 years old, I’m going to run a fifty mile race this year to celebrate mobility, I'm running as a member of Team Fox and will raise money to benefit the research going on to understand and cure Parkinson's Disease. All funds raised through Team Fox go directly to further its mission to accelerate the delivery of life-changing treatments, and ultimately a cure, to people with Parkinson's disease.”

Representatives of the Parkinson's Disease Foundation along with Ned Barrett and Upstate PD Support Group leaders will be on hand to answer questions and provide educational materials and Team Fox info.

Event contact: Pepper Graham,, 864-809-9234


Lisa Van Rossum
Program Manager
Parkinson Association of the Carolinas
5970 Fairview Road, Suite 725
Charlotte, NC  28210
(704) 248-3722
(866) 903-7275 (toll free)

Our mission is to promote awareness and serve as a resource to the Parkinson community in the Carolinas, through education, outreach and collaboration.

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