MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT SEPTEMBER 2017Category: Message From The President
We pray for the people in Texas, those with Parkinson’s and all others. To endure the enormity of this 1000-year flood is unfathomable. We also pray that the horrific weather systems that have been with us for the past couple of months subside soon. The 110-118 temps here in the desert are draining all energies.
Our summer events: The fundraising Partnership with MACY’S SHOP FOR A CAUSE generated $3,700. A bit less than previous years, possibly because of the new automated donation system. Regardless, we are grateful to YOU and to Macy’s and thank you for your participation, we hope you enjoyed the shopping spree experience. Who knew an evening of painting a masterpiece while sipping wine could be so much fun AND generate a healthy donation to PRO! 14,000.00 is nothing to shake a paintbrush at… We may even do it again next year. Coming up this month is our 9th year of participation at the BELMONT CAR SHOW September 10th. You never know when a connection will be made that changes the life of someone you have never met. Our goal is continuous outreach to those new to Parkinson’s and those managing day by day this most difficult journey. The BIG NEWS… MARK YOUR CALENDARS October 27th and 28th. Parkinson’s Health & Wellness Symposium “ON THE ROAD TO THE CURE” will be held at the WESTIN MISSION HILLS, Rancho Mirage, CA. Watch for details about the VIP reception, a full day of stellar speakers, and an entertainment filled dinner.
After a few months summer break, all our SUPPORT GROUPS resume this month in all locations. Included in this Newsletter is the UPDATE ON THE ROAD TO THE CURE , ELECTRIC FIELDS CAN STIMULATE DEEP IN YOUR BRAIN WITHOUT SURGERY, HOW MEDICAL CANNABIS COULD TREAT PARKINSON’S DISEASE, UPDATE ON PATIENTS LAWSUIT AGAINST STEM CELL CLINIC STEMGENEX , 5 TIPS AFTER CAREGIVING IS OVER and our inspirational WHEN SOMEONE IS FACING DIFFICULTIES, WE’RE ALL AT RISK.
To all who contributed to the Parkinson’s Resource Organization, whether painting or shopping or seeing us at the car show, thank you all. Your tax-deductible donations give us the opportunity to help MORE: – MORE people, MORE often, MORE timely, with MORE information in a MORE compassionate way. We know 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. Stay in touch with us. We would love you to LIKE us, TWEET about us and share your stories. Staying connected has never been easier..Communication is a POWERFUL THING... Let us know how we can HELP YOU!
Until next month, REMEMBER Labor Day on the 4th, International Day of Charity on the 5th, Grandparents Day on the 10th, National Patriot’s Day on the 11th, Rosh Hashana begins on the 20th and ends on the 23rd, My birthday on the 26th, and Yom Kippur begins on the 30th. The flowers are the Aster & Forget-me-not, and the Birthstone is the Sapphire. ALWAYS remember to CELEBRATE YOU and PRAY FOR OUR TROOPS!
Love, Jo Rosen
Founder & President