Message from the President - May 2023Category: Message From The President
We are barely cooling our heels after a jam-packed Parkinson’s Awareness Month… can you believe we held four live presentations on The ABCs of Parkinson’s Disease, six PRO on the Move walks, one bingo fundraiser, and one Chocolate & Champagne Cocktail Soiree and Silent Auction? That’s twelve events in four weeks! It was a whirlwind, but we had so much fun seeing old faces, meeting new friends, growing our community, and spreading the word about services and programs available to people with Parkinson’s, caregivers, and family members.
As we enter May, we’re shifting gears… it’s time for remembrance. Every May, we take time to revisit our Memorial Wall, a special place to honor loved ones who have lost their battle with Parkinson’s. In conjunction with our national Memorial Day, we take time to grieve, remember, and celebrate these incredible legacies. More on that inside.
Enjoy the articles this month, starting with the UPDATE ON THE ROAD TO THE CURE on this page. Check out JOY BUBBLES OVER AT ‘CHOCOLATE & CHAMPAGNE’ on page 2; CAN MUSIC AND DANCE THERAPY SLOW PROGRESSION OF PARKINSON’S? on page 3; 8 UNUSUAL SIGNS OF BURNOUT on page 4; A GOOD DEATH on page 5; HAVE YOU VISITED OUR MEMORIAL WALL? on page 7; SECOND ANNUAL PRO ON THE MOVE WALK on page 7, and; DID YOU KNOW? also on page 7.
Thank you for all you do for PRO. Your donations keep us whole. Until next month, REMEMBER May Day on the 1st, Brothers and Sisters Day on the 2nd, Cinco De Mayo on the 5th, National Fitness Day on the 6th, Mother’s Day on the 14th, Amnesty International Day on the 27th, and Memorial Day on the 29th. The flower is the Lily of the Valley and the birthstone is the Emerald.
ALWAYS remember to CELEBRATE YOU and PRAY FOR OUR TROOPS!