MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT - MAY 2020Category:
April showers bring May flowers, and here in the desert they are one of the bright spots of our days.
We are so proud of how quickly PRO pivoted to the “new normal” getting the Things to Know RIGHT NOW videos with current and critical information out to you right here and right now. We also started our virtual Support group meetings and we loved the input from those who attended. We may never go back to physical meetings – that has not been determined – so if you need support in getting to the virtual meetings, please let us know. Our office is giving technical support when we can.
We look forward to having a 30th Anniversary event one day this year. How that will look may also be something, the likes of which we haven’t seen before. It is a major milestone and should be acknowledged. We are forever grateful to donors who came about to support us through the lost finances from not having an event. We are continuing to look for that support to keep our services going forward full force.
Important Notice: Because of the COVID-19 health crisis, Congress passed a stimulus bill that expands the charitable deduction to all taxpayers for a one-year Universal Deduction. For those who itemize, the bill lifts the cap on annual giving from 60 percent of adjusted gross income to 100 percent for the 2020 tax year and allows nonitemizers to deduct up to $300 in cash giving. Another great reason to give a gift to Parkinson’s Resource Organization.
The ROAD TO THE CURE is still in progress as indicated in the article on this page. We’re grateful that the scientists are all well and proceeding toward this most needed goal; notwithstanding the CoVid-19 pandemic.
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We know we are providing valuable information and support in the Parkinson’s community, join us in making a difference in your life, or the life of a loved one this MONTH by making a donation. Supporting us is simple: Make monthly donations through our safe PayPal donation page at ParkinsonsResource.org/donate or mail your donation to our office in Palm Desert, CA.
Until next month, REMEMBER May Day on the 1st, Brother’s and Sister’s Day on the 2nd, Cinco De Mayo on the 5th, Mother’s Day on the 10th, and Memorial Day on the 25th. The flowers are the Lily of the Valley & Hawthorn, and the Birthstone is the Emerald.
ALWAYS remember to CELEBRATE YOU and PRAY FOR OUR TROOPS!