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Parkinson's Walk 2014

APDA Parkinson's Optimism Walk

Help to make a difference in the lives of those impacted by Parkinson's Disease. Attend the 2014 Walk to support a cure for Parkinson's. Walk individually or with a team!

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 When: September 7, 2014, at Millers Landing, Omaha.  Registration starts at 12:00 and the Walk begins at 1:00.  In addition there will be: family entertainment, information tables, education presentations and a lite lunch will be provided.

TO REGISTER CLICK HERE!!  For more information, call the chapter 402-392-2732 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

UP Ties Dodgeball Tournament to Benefit APDA Nebraska

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Thank you Union Pacific Ties for hosting a Corporate Dodgeball Tournament to benefit the American Parkinson Disease Association Nebraska Chapter.

Seventeen teams competed in the competition on Saturday, May 10 at  Creighton University Kiewit Fitness Center. The winning team was TEAM USA from Union Pacific!!!  Thank you to Union Pacific Ties for hosting the event and to all the teams who participated.

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FACES of Parkinson's in Nebraska Continued

What do you do when you're an athletic, humor-loving 49 year-old community leader and you're diagnosed with Parkinson's? Tell a joke.  According to Mel Brooks, movie producer for the 1974 film Blazing Saddles,"Humor is just another defense against the universe. The Power of Humor. To read more click here.

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FACES of Parkinson's in Nebraska

 

 

Amazing Grace

 

What do sign language, painting, dance and poi balls have to do with Parkinson's disease?  All have avenues of movement that keep Lola Anderson active and advocating for wellness for person's with Parkinson's. In addition to the need for physical wellness, there is a need for connectedness and recognition of life with Parkinson's as something unique. To read more about Lola's story Amazing Grace click here.

 

 

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FACES of Parkinson's in Nebraska

During the month of April we will be sharing with you stories of individuals who have Parkinson's disease and how they work to overcome the daily challenges of the disease. The stories reflect on relationships, determination and humility. We thank Lee Nyberg and Karen Anderson for conducting the interviews and writing the stories and also to those individuals who were interviewed. We hope you enjoy!

 Click here to read story.

Unstoppable: A Parkinson's Journey

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