MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT APRIL 2018Category: Message From The President
April is a very spiritual month this year (having started March 30th), as I have acknowledged at the bottom of this message, but it also happens to be PARKINSON’S AWARENESS MONTH, or is it? I’ve been aware of this disease every moment of every day of every year for the past 28 plus years. People with Parkinson’s, their caregivers and families are aware of Parkinson’s every minute of every day. Parkinson’s Resource Organization is too. Being aware is one thing, outwardly demonstrating your interest and support for those dealing with Parkinson’s gives all of us hope and energy. Supporting our efforts to ease the pain, the struggles and unbelievable heartbreak felt by so many is the fuel that keeps us going and fills our hearts with overwhelming gratitude. We applaud you and appreciate you as you join a walk, a run, a bike ride or whatever activity is in your neighborhood and know we are right there with you raising awareness of a world of dear people hanging on by a thread, seeking hope and help from us at PRO and you, our supporters. It begins with AWARENESS and continues with ACTION…Thank you, thank you for raising your voice and stepping up.
This month, for our outward awareness program, we are holding our second annual Mitch's Pitches PRO fundraising event on April 8th. If you cannot attend, you can still support us, and we’ll love it.
PARKINSON’S AWARENESS begins with: our announcement of being the WINNER OF CBS LOCAL 2 AND BERGER FOUNDATION GRANT; ICBII’s Report on PROMISING PRELIMINARY RESULTS FROM TREATMENT OF ALZHEIMER’S AND LEWY BODY PATIENTS WITH AN ANTIBODY DRUG, PROTANDIM Nrf2; GENETICALLY BIOHACK YOUR GENE EXPRESSION, DON’T BE A STIFF! EVEN IF THAT’S HOW YOUR JOINTS FEEL!, especially because of the adverse side effects we bring to you WHAT IS RYTARY? AND DID YOU KNOW IMPULSE CONTROL DISORDERS FOLLOWING DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION?
Again, thank you for your tax-deductible donations giving us the opportunity to help MORE people, MORE often, MORE timely, with MORE information in a MORE compassionate way. We are providing valuable information and support in the Parkinson’s community. Keep giving, we continue to appreciate your monthly or general donations through our safe PayPal donation page or by mail to our office in Palm Desert, California.
Communicate with us through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. There’s no reason not to stay in touch with us now. We would love to receive your social media handles so we can be more easily in touch with you as well.
Until next month, remember: Easter Sunday and Passover continued on the 1st, Passover ends on the 7th; Mitch’s Pitches PRO on the 8th, Income Taxes due on the 17th, 420 Day on the 20th, Earth Day on the 22nd, and Arbor Day on the 27th. The flowers are the Daisy and Sweet Pea, and the birthstones are the Diamond and Crystal. ALWAYS remember to CELEBRATE YOU and PRAY FOR OUR TROOPS!
Love, Jo Rosen
Founder & President