APDA News

Law about Parkinson's signed

.Congratulations to APDA New Jersey Chapter President Allan Bleich and his team for successfully spearheading efforts that led NJ Governor Chris Christie to sign the first law in the U.S. intended to raise public awareness and create educational programs about Parkinson’s disease.  The Parkinson Disease Public Awareness and Education Act (A-2576) was signed into law in New Jersey on December 11, 2014. For more information click here.

#Giving Tuesday Campaign

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#GivingTuesday™

#GivingTuesday, is a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families and businesses, around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

It’s a simple idea.  Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.

Give a gift that helps the APDA's mission to Ease the Burden - Find the Cure for PD by giving the gift of help for your loved ones.  To donate to APDA click HERE!

 

 

Successful Parkinson's Walk 2014

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Many thanks to you for supporting the APDA Parkinson's Walk 2014!  Though participating at the walk, encouraging teams, and raising donations for the walk you helped to make it a great success!  Thank you to our sponsors, educational presenters,  information table sponsors and the over 50 Creighton PT students - class of 2016 who volunteer at the event!

Thank you McCallie Associates, Inc.

McCallie Associates, Inc. hosted their 7th annual charity golf tournament.  The event was a great success.  A portion of the proceeds raised from the event was donated to the American Parkinson Disease Association Nebraska Chapter to support programs and services in the state of Nebraska.  Thank you McCallie Associates, Inc. for your donation of $4,750!!

 

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New Genetic Discovery Especially Relevant for Early Onset

UCLA announced today that Dr. Ming Gou and her team of researchers have discovered a new gene involved in Parkinson's disease, which may help find a cure or even prevent the neurological disorder.  The APDA Scientific and Advisory Board, recognized the promise in Dr. Gou's genetic research, awarding her one of the organization's post-doctoral fellowships last year for her work on the PARK1/Pinken mutuation; work which led to findings about the development of early onset Parkinson's.

Now Dr. Gou and her team have discovered the MUL1 gene (also known as MULAN and MAPL) that helps reduce the amount of damage done by mutated genes to mitochondria and helps neurons in the brain remain healthy. For more information keep reading on the APDA National Young OnSet Center Web Site.

 

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