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The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) is a leading national presence in Parkinson’s disease research, education and public advocacy. They are working for the nearly one million people in the US who live with Parkinson’s by funding promising scientific research while supporting people living with Parkinson’s through educational programs and services. Since its founding in 1957, PDF has dedicated over $96 million to fund the work of leading scientists throughout the world and over $40 million to support national education and advocacy initiatives. Visit www.pdf.org for more information about the Parkinson's Disease Foundation.
Twain Harte resident Diane Malstrom’s t-shirt design, “Optimism & Hope” came out on top in the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation’s (PDF) 2012 Parkinson’s Awareness Month T-shirt Design Contest. The design will be printed on thousands of t-shirts to be worn around the country during April to raise awareness.
“To win this contest means so much because I really wanted to raise awareness not only about this disease but the resources available to caregivers and to show my stepfather how much we love him,” she says. read more >>
San Andreas Movers & Shakers' (SAMS) mission is to encourage a respectful and compassionate environment within our communities for people with Parkinsons Disease, their caregivers, families and friends through education, advocacy and support.
SAMS is a Proactive Parkinsons Group sponsored by the Amador Community Foundation. None of these organizations would exist today if were not for the efforts of Sarah Johnson. Click here to read the extraordinary story about how she learned to live with Parkinsons and launched the Proactive Parkinsons Project.
You are welcome to attend our meetings which are held the first Tuesday of every month from 10:00 am to noon at the San Andreas Central Library, 1299 Gold Hunter Road, San Andreas. Arrive early for social and coffee. MAP >>
SAMS is particularly proud of a grant we received from the Calaveras Community Foundation to purchase copies of "Parkinson's Disease for Dummies" and telephone service for one year. Click here to read more.
From left to right: Sue Costa, Maurie Hoekstra and Barbara Pollard
presenting "Parkinson's Disease for Dummies" to the library.
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