‘Art Moves Us’ supports Parkinson’s disease | Online features


The new JoyEful Gallery-Joye DeGoede Fine Art, at El Pedregal at The Boulders, North Scottsdale, will host an art and wine reception from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 9 to benefit the Parkinson Foundation.

Participants will meet artists from the gallery and enter a raffle for prizes from local businesses including gallery host Joye DeGoede-JoyEful Party Animals, Hyde Park Interiors, Salon Mila, The Boulders Resort & Spa, Restaurant Spotted Donkey, Stefan Mann boutique, Merle Norman Studio and Spa Splendeur au Sommet.

The fundraiser is part of a drive to recruit the North Scottsdale Movers and Shakers ‘Walk for Parkinson’s’ team who will be participating for the third year in the annual Moving Day Phoenix events in November.

Team members will be on hand at the fundraiser to recruit participants to raise money for the Phoenix Moving Day Walk for Parkinson’s Disease. The reception will also include guest speakers sharing personal stories and information about Parkinson’s disease and the Moving Day event.

The Movers and Shakers look forward to building on last year’s successful walk for Parkinson’s disease. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the 15-member team raised nearly $ 15,000 to support Parkinson’s disease research and services. Funds raised through Moving Day events nationwide are used to improve the lives of people with PD.

The personal face of Parkinson’s disease

According to team co-captain Cathy Boss-Fessel, “My dad lived with PD for many years, and I saw how the disease gradually took hold of him and the rest of our family over the course of time. of this period. This year I am walking to support a dear friend who was diagnosed with PD in 2013. She is very courageous and dedicated to maintaining and improving her life while living with Parkinson’s disease.

Team co-captain Jennifer Campbell, who also sits on the Parkinson’s Advisory Board for the Southwest region, said: “Fundraising to support Parkinson’s research is deeply rooted in personal for me. My brother Dave was diagnosed with early Parkinson’s disease at the age of 50, 17 years ago. He has had brain surgery, but he still struggles with PD every day.

“My brother is really my inspiration. It pains me to know that he is suffering from this terrible disease, which underlines how important research and the availability of resources are to improving the lives of people in Dave’s situation.

In support of Moving Day Phoenix, the North Scottsdale Movers and Shakers will participate in the Moving Day Phoenix event for all Valleywide teams on Saturday November 6 at Kiwanis Park in Tempe. The following Saturday, November 13, the team will also be doing a local Parkinson’s walk on a 2 mile route from the Terravita community to The Boulders.

Those interested in joining the Movers and Shakers team are asked to commit to raising at least $ 100 in donations to support the work of the Parkinson Foundation. Supporters unable to contribute to the team membership level are always encouraged to join the march for a modest donation to the team of any amount.

Visit MovingDayPhoenix.org register to join the North Scottsdale Movers and Shakers team to help raise funds; offer support by making an online donation to a team member; or to form their own teams to walk, raise funds and compete for prizes.

For more information call 1-800-473-4636 or email parkinson.org.

Resources to improve life

People with Parkinson’s disease and related conditions such as Lewy Body Dementia can find more information on symptom management, caregiver care, hospital stay planning and more at :

• Carefree Physical Therapy, offering specialized online programs for people with PD and other movement disorders: 7208 E. Cave Creek Road, Suite H, Carefree. 480-488-9095; carefreephysicaltherapy.com.

• Support groups for Parkinson’s disease: see barrowneuro.org, Centers and programs. For more information on virtual or in-person meetings, contact Kris Watts at 602-406-4921 or [email protected]

• Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center: see

barrowneuro.org, Centers and programs – Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders.

• PD Health @ Home, weekly online events for mindfulness, wellness and fitness. See parkinson.org, scroll to PD Health @ Home.

• The Parkinson Foundation’s toll-free bilingual hotline is 1-800-473-4636, or email [email protected]


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