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#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!

 

 

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.

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!

First Steps Towards a Vaccine for Parkinson Disease

.On the heels of the AFFiRiS and MJF announcement regarding the PD01A vaccine study, Dr. Alice Lazzarini shares her perspective on the importance of this research.  As one of the researchers instrumental in the discovery of PARK1 and a person currently battling PD herself she has a unique perspective on this topic and the hope for the future.  

Dr. Lazzarini was a member of the team in the Department of Neurology at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey, (along with researchers at the National Institutes of Health and at the University of Naples), who identified PARK1 in 1997, the first gene mutation to cause Parkinson disease.  This research was partially funded by APDA. To read the complete article

click here.

 

 

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