Dr. Jon Snider's Segment on PBS Available for Streaming
Watch the VCU Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Center's Dr. Jon Snider speak on a PBS TV segment that aired in early November on WCVE/WHTJ (Richmond/Charlottesville PBS)! Community members with PD were interviewed on this episode, including Dr. Charles Bryan of the PMDC's Movers & Shakers Advisory Board, an essential group that works to drive the PMDC's fundraising, advocacy, and commitment to education. The segment is available to view online at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7NKkK-SWPE.
Rock Steady Boxing is Coming to Richmond!
On December 9, there will be Rock Steady Boxing (RSB) brunch and optional same-day assessments at RSB Richmond (8191 Staples Mill Road). You can RSVP for brunch by emailing Richmond@RSBaffiliate.com or calling (804) 835-6935. On Tuesday, January 2, Rock Steady Boxing Richmond will open for regular classes!
Turkey Trot for Parkinson's
The Turkey Trot for Parkinson's 5K Run was founded by Juliet Neal after her family member was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson's in 2015. The Turkey Trot has raised over $34,000 for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's research over the past two years! This year's Turkey Trot for Parkinson's will take place on November 23 at 9:00AM. The event will be held in Lorton, VA at 8501 Silverbrook Rd. Learn more about the event and register at the following link: http://turkey-trot-5k.com/register
Michael J. Fox Foundation Webinar
Dr. Mark Baron, director of the VCU Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Center, was a panelist for the Michael J. Fox Foundation's Third Thursdays Webinar on October 19. The webinar is archived on the Michael J. Fox Foundation website and can be accessed at the following link: Michael J. Fox Foundation Oct 19 Webinar Please note that you may be prompted to register for the webinar in order to view the session.
ParkinsonTV is a new educational TV series piloted by the University of Rochester, in collaboration with Dr. Bas Bloem and Radboud University in the Netherlands. The series presents neurologists, patients, and topic experts in a discussion of various aspects of living with Parkinson's, as well as ways to maximize quality of life. The first season consists of six episodes on the topics of exercise, medication, nutrition, advanced therapies, speech therapy, and occupational therapy. The first season can be accessed at this link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0XsSFY5I3CdnMJJL3RmEw1aJhBrmpm0S If you would like to receive the episode links each week via email, please contact Alistair Glidden at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will add you to the email distribution list.