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It was a dark and brainstormy night for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Fox Trial Finder, The World Parkinson Congresses, The Pacific Parkinsons Research Institute, National Parkinson Foundation, The Cure Parkinson’s Trust, Parkinson’s Humor, Davis Phinney Foundation, Parkinson’s Action Network, American Academy of … Continue reading
Get out your spoons! Get out your wallets! The 12th Annual Porridge For Parkinson’s takes place Sunday, November 18th. If you can’t be there in person, you can donate on line.
Have you ever had “one of those days” when you feel moody and muddled and not at your best? Well, I’ve been having “many of those days” lately. My Neuropsychiatrist assures me things will improve — once he finds the … Continue reading
Last week, I heard it through the Tweet-vine, that my funny friend Bev Ribaudo (who also has early onset Parkinson’s disease) was getting DBS: Deep brain stimulation. I won’t go into all the gory details, mostly because just thinking about … Continue reading
Today’s Pink Stroke of Genius: Teenager Brittany Wenger Wins Grand Prize at Google Science Fair For Her Brilliant Breast Cancer Innovation
Inspired by her baby brother’s ailing health and her amazing 6th grade science teacher, Florida’s Brittany Wenger wowed the Google Science Fair‘s panel of judges with her science project: a computer program to help doctors diagnose breast cancer in a … Continue reading
Today’s Pink Stroke of Genius: Olivia Newton-John Launches Australian Cancer Center Named in Her Honour
Part of my brain is stuck in the year 1978. I was fourteen. I was hormonal. And I was obsessed with the movie “Grease!” I adored Olivia Newton-John — in my eyes she was wholesome, pretty, talented, and perfect. Fourteen … Continue reading
June 1, 1917 – June 13, 2012 Back in the mid-1960s, while The Rolling Stones belted out “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction,” Dr. William S. Knowles was on the verge of a medical breakthrough — so big — that it would … Continue reading
Waking up next to Michael J. Fox is always inspiring. But this morning was extra special. His Foundation for Parkinson’s research has launched the Fox Trial Finder here in Canada! This online tool anonymously matches volunteers – both with and without Parkinson’s … Continue reading