The Parkinson Association of Central Florida serves as a focal point to raise funds for the Orange, Seminole, Lake and Osceola Counties to support research for new Parkinson’s treatments. PACF is living out its mission and in return donated to help further research to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease. Donations made during our annual fundraiser, Walk for Parkinson and monthly donations made in memory of loved ones have provided funds for research to find a cure for this progressive disease.
To help benefit the community, PACF supports those individuals who are dedicated to making a difference for Parkinson’s disease. This year we have supported events such as the Art of Fashion hosted by Tonya Walker, an individual who was diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s disease. The Art of Fashion benefited the Michael J. Fox Foundation and over 200 people attended the event to see the latest styles from twenty-four local boutiques and artwork from twelve local artists.
Another local event held to raise awareness for Parkinson disease was Pints for Parkinson’s hosted by Rose Babcock and her husband, Chris Babcock. In July the World of Beer in Dr Phillips helped host the successful fundraising event. Rose and Chris were able to contact local brewery’s to donate beer that World of Beer placed on their tap system. Each drink was $5 and additional raffle tickets were available to be awarded from raffle prizes that were donated from various breweries and event sponsors.
These two events brought attention to Parkinson’s disease and greatly improved the community by bringing attention to local businesses at the same time raising funds to be donated to research. Both events took time and dedication to plan in efforts of raising money for Parkinson’s research.
The Parkinson Association of Central Florida’s Sponsorship donations were made for these two events that helped both individuals reach their fundraising goal. PACF is proud to have such creative and enthusiastic members of the Parkinson community making a difference in the greater Orlando area. We are excited to see the growth of these events as the following year brings about more opportunities.