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LIVING with Parkinson's: Boise Conference

Saturday Sep 20, 2014
St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center | 1055 N Curtis Road | Boise, ID 83706

Watch Boise-based NWPF Board Member Lisa Bain on Boise's Channel 7 KTVB talking about the LIVING with Parkinson's Conference!

Northwest Parkinson's Foundation and Parkinson's Resources of Oregon present LIVING with Parkinson's: Treatment Options & Strategies for People with Parkinson's and their Family Members

LIVING With Parkinsons

Keynote: The Research Pipeline - Dr. Monique Giroux, Movement Disorder Specialist and Parkinson's Disease thought leader, Medical Director of Northwest Parkinson's Foundation

Plus presentations on...

PD 101- Dr. Barbara Morgan of Elks Rehab Hospital Movement Disorders Center

The Best Nutrition for Your Parkinson's - Dr. Laurie Mischley of Seattle Integrative Medicine & Bastyr University

So You Have Parkinson's? Keep Moving! - Renee Hawkins, PT, MSPT, NCS of the Elks Rehabilitation Hopsital


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Team Parkinson's Idaho Walk

Team Parkinson's Idaho: 2014 Shake, Rattle & Stroll for Parkinson's

Mall Pix

Saturday, October 25, 2014
Festivities begin at 9:30am
Boise Towne Square

Raise awareness and funds for Parkinson's care while enjoying an easy walk through the warm and cozy Towne Square. Also offering a short loop for anyone with mobility challenges.

Honor or Remember a loved one and walk in their name!

There is no registration fee for the Walk.

Join Team Parkinson's Today!

Second Annual Celebrate

Celebrate With Tagline

Sodo Park by Herban Feast | 3200 First Avenue S. | Seattle 98134

5:30 p.m. Silent Auction & Reception | Dinner, Program & Live Auction following.

Tickets: $150; Tables (of ten): $1,500 | Corporate Tables: $2,000 & include an ad in the catalog.  Additional sponsorship opportunities are available.

To donate an item, click here 

View our online Invitation and RSVP card

Join Evening Host, Mike Gastineau and Auctioneer Mike Merrill as we gather to honor basketball legend, Jim Marsh and to celebrate Northwest Parkinson's Foundation strengthening the Parkinson's community for over 16 years. 

All proceeds rasied further the care, support and educational efforts of Northwest Parkinson's Foundation to improve the quality of life for people impacted by Parkinson's in the Northwest region.  NWPF is the only independent regional organization serving the entire Northwest region so all funds raised remain in the region.

Any questions, please contact Anne Alkema, NWPF Development Director: annea@nwpf.org or 206-946-6518. 


 July 2014 Walk in the Park Results

Thanks to everyone for Walking the Walk and making every step count at our Inaugural Walk in the Park on July 26, 2014!  

With over 260 Participants, we surpassed our goal to promote community awareness about Parkinson’s and raise funds to support the programs and services provided by Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation!

Congratulations go to:


Top Fundraising Team: Team Jimmy

Jimmy's team won Four tickets to a 2015 Sounders game!


 Team Ron Stroller

Largest Team and Second Top Fundraising Team: Team Ron!

Team Ron had over 50 participants and were the second top fundraising team!



And to the Top Individual Fundraiser: Barabara Krogh (seen here registering people before going on the walk!)

Barbara won a $50 gift certificate to Capital Grille, which she turned around and donated back to NWPF to use at our upcoming auction: Celebrate on October 16th!

Thanks to everyone for coming to the Inaugural Walk in the Park!  

See you next year!

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How Could I Be So Wrong?

Tuesday August 26, 2014

It’s hard to avoid a bit of hysteria on being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. To be scientifically rational and ruthlessly objective is hard even under the best circumstances. Nobody would confuse a PD diagnosis with the best of circumstances. One could even argue a little hysteria is an under-reaction to news of being stalked by a disorder that relentlessly hollows out those it afflicts until death.

The grimmest part? You are helpless to stop it. How can this be? In our present days of miracle and wonder, we carry little magic tablets that can conjure images of loved ones and allow interaction from a continent away. We travel thousands of miles in a few hours, watching the clouds from above. We even return from death regularly in emergency rooms across the World, relieved, grateful, but not especially surprised. The fact that, in the midst of this everyday sorcery, we somehow forgot to cure Parkinson’s Disease seems almost negligent.

Talk about pent up demand! After all these years, we are eager to embrace whatever holds the promise of curing, or at least slowing the inexorable progression of this disease. So recent news that a phase three trial of CoQ10 came up empty was disappointing.

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