MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT JULY 2018Category: Message From The President
As summer hits stride and temperatures heat up outside, PRO keeps things “crackin’” inside as the phones keep ringing, emails continue to fill our inbox, one-on-one session demands continue, the Wellness Village and, of course, the day-to-day business of managing a nonprofit, never slows down.
Regardless of the season, the month, week or day, Parkinson’s continues to challenge thousands of Men, Women, our Mothers, Fathers, Brothers, Sisters, and Friends. As we enjoy a summer change of pace, the mission at PRO is never to stop, to continuously WORK for those unable to enjoy the quality of life we often take for granted.
With demand for our services neverending, PRO is launching its version of Independence Day: vowing Independence from the pain and struggle of Parkinson’s, Independence from confusion, conflicts in information and the biggest challenge “Who can I reach out to for help?” We are here, every day to be the calming voice, the shoulder to lean on and the resource for solid, helpful guidance and information.
As you can well imagine, this ambitious task of consistent, and always available flow of information and connection to our community is not without the expense of money and time. To that point, and with gratitude to the H.N. and Frances Berger Foundation, we are launching PRO’s NEW WEBSITE concomitantly with this issue of Newsworthy Notes.
The new and completely redesigned website offers visitors richer insight into the Organization’s revolutionary optimization and its exciting growth. It offers quick and easy access to essential information and features that offer a more comprehensive understanding of the Organization’s innovative access to information, products, and services. The new website has a clean, uncluttered design, improved functionality and enhanced rich content focused on the Organization’s mission: Working so no one is isolated because of Parkinson’s Disease. The new website goes live today, July 1, 2018, and is located here.
Fire crackin’ articles this month include: ICBI UPDATE ON THE ROAD TO THE CURE on this page; a few FOURTH OF JULY TIDBITS on page 2; 10 CONDITIONS TURMERIC HELPS FIGHT on page 3; PRO participated in the RESEARCH PRESENTED AT DRUG INFORMATION ASSOCIATION (DIA) MEETING IN BOSTON SHOWS CAREGIVERS PLAY MAJOR ROLE IN MEDICAL DECISION-MAKING article on page 4; WHAT’S YOUR LONG TERM CARE PLAN? by Cypress Wealth Services on page 5; PSORIASIS AND PARKINSON’S on page 7; and our Inspirational article POTATOES, EGGS, AND COFFEE BEANS on page 8.
Join us in making a difference in your life or the life of a loved one this MONTH by donating. Supporting us is simple. Make monthly donations through our safe PayPal donation page or mail your donation to our office in Palm Desert, California.
Until next month, REMEMBER Canada Day on the 1st, Independence Day on the 4th, Bastille Day on the 14th, National Ice Cream Day on the 17th and National Hot Dog Day on the 23rd. The flowers are the Larkspur & Water Lily and choose your Birthstone: Ruby and Onyx. ALWAYS remember to CELEBRATE YOU and PRAY FOR OUR TROOPS!
Love, Jo Rosen
Founder & President