MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT JULY 2017Category: Message From The President
Summers are always HOT in the Coachella Valley. This year is no exception. In fact, temps are at record levels, and so is the activity at PRO. Our marketing and development team is busy interviewing new professionals for the Wellness Village, we are planning several live events and, as always, answering phone calls and emails from families, caregivers and loved ones of those touched by Parkinson’s. You see, Parkinson’s Disease never takes a vacation, hot or cold, stormy or sunny, the personal struggle and need for direction, council and assistance continues day after day. Our goal is to always be there to answer a call, and quickly respond to every email. This is my personal mission and I am blessed to have a supportive team and a most generous following of loyal friends, clients and contributors. Without constant fundraising and financial contributions from individuals like YOU, we could not continue. It is because of YOU, we do what we do and are able to serve many. The Partnership with MACY’S SHOP FOR A CAUSE gives us a HUGE new opportunity this year. In addition to giving us the opportunity to raise money for PRO, the charity that brings in the most contributions will also receive $100,000.00!
Needless to say we encourage everyone to take advantage of the great discount coupon and contribute to PRO. This could be a record windfall for PRO. On July 20th, JUST BLOW DRYS on El Paseo is hosting a special event for PRO from 3:00pm to 7:00pm. On August 12th you can paint your way to supporting us at PINOT AND PAINTING FOR PRO. Sip a glass of delicious wine as you paint your very own masterpiece! An instructor is on hand if you need a little help. Stay cool, sip wine and create a work of art to take home! This information is on the website as well under SPECIAL EVENTS. Continuing #YearOfTheCure, this month’s Update on ROAD TO THE CURE. THE ROAD TO THE CURE SYMPOSIUM is in development and will certainly be an event you do not want to miss on October 28th. Hear about breaking news and game-changing information. Watch the website for updates on speakers, activities and room rates. Watch for our NEW WEBSITE due to launch between August 1st and September 1st and though you may not SEE IT, our internal systems are changing as well. Cost saving, time saving… it’s all about reaching more people, serving more clients and making a bigger impact on the lives of those dealing with Parkinson’s.
As we do every month we say 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 know we are providing valuable information and support in the Parkinson’s community. Please continue to support us with your monthly or general donations through our safe PayPal donation page or by mail to our office in Palm Desert, California.
We proudly bring you articles of interest and effective use, like THINGS YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT MEDICARE AND OUTPATIENT THERAPY SERVICES from our Villager Dr. Samantha Peters and, from our newest Wellness Villager PSA Organica’s article on THE BENEFITS OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA; and AN EXTENSIVE LOOK INTO NEUROFEEDBACK from our Villagers Hartman and Martinucci.
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Until next month, remember: Canada Day on the 1st, Independence Day on the 4th, National Ice Cream Day on the 16th, and National Hot Dog Day on the 19th. The flowers are the Larkspur & Water Lily, and the birthstones are the Ruby, Onyx, and the Alexandrite, which all symbolize health and longevity. ALWAYS remember to CELEBRATE YOU and PRAY FOR OUR TROOPS!
Love, Jo Rosen
Founder & President