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 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, to benefit the Parkinson’s Foundation.
Attendees will meet gallery artists 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, Spotted Donkey restaurant, Stefan Mann boutique, Merle Norman Studio, and Spa Splendore at The Summit.
The fundraiser is part of a recruitment effort by the North Scottsdale Movers and Shakers “Walk for Parkinson’s” team that will participate for the third year in the annual Moving Day Phoenix events to be held in November.
Team members will be on hand at the fundraiser to recruit participants to help raise money for the Moving Day Phoenix walk for Parkinson’s. The reception will also include speakers sharing personal stories and information about Parkinson’s and the Moving Day event.
The Movers and Shakers are eager to build on last year’s successful walk for Parkinson’s. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the 15-member team raised almost $15,000 to support Parkinson’s research and services. Funds raised through Moving Day events nationwide go to making lives better for those living with PD.
The personal face of Parkinson’s
According to team co-captain Cathy Boss-Fessel, “My father lived with PD for many years, and I saw what the disease gradually took from him and the rest of our family over that time. This year I walk in support of 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.”
Team co-captain Jennifer Campbell, who also serves on the Parkinson’s Advisory Board for the Southwest Region, said, “Fundraising to support Parkinson’s research is deeply personal for me. My brother Dave was diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson’s when he turned 50, 17 years ago. He underwent brain surgery, yet he still struggles every day to fight PD.
“My brother is truly my inspiration. It pains me knowing he suffers with this terrible disease, which underscores just how important are research and the availability of resources to making lives better for those 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 teams Valleywide on Saturday, Nov. 6, at Kiwanis Park in Tempe. The following Saturday, Nov. 13, the team will also do a local Walk for Parkinson’s over 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’s Foundation. Supporters unable to contribute at the team membership level are still encouraged to join the walk for a modest donation to the team of any amount.
Visit MovingDayPhoenix.org to register to join the North Scottsdale Movers and Shakers team to help fundraise; to offer support by donating to a team member online; or to form their own teams to walk, fundraise and compete for prizes.
For information, call 1-800-473-4636 or email parkinson.org.
Resources to help make life better
Those affected by Parkinson’s disease and related conditions such as Lewy body dementia can find more information about managing symptoms, caring for the caregiver, planning for hospital stays and more at:
• Carefree Physical Therapy, offering specialized, online programs for those with PD and other movement disorders: 7208 E. Cave Creek Road, Suite H, Carefree. 480-488-9095; carefreephysicaltherapy.com.
• Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center: See
barrowneuro.org, Centers & Programs – Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders.
• PD Health @ Home, weekly online events for mindfulness, wellness and fitness. See parkinson.org, scroll down to PD Health @ Home.
• Parkinson’s Foundation toll-free, bilingual help line is 1-800-473-4636, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.