The Parkinson's Foundation Hosts 2018 Gala in New York City

By: Parkinson's Foundation
NEW YORK - April 30, 2018 - PRLog -- The Parkinson's Foundation 2018 Gala takes place at Cipriani 25 Broadway in New York City.  Proceeds will benefit the Parkinson's Foundation, a national organization working towards a cure for Parkinson's disease.

On May 8, the Gala will honor Parkinson's Foundation Board Member, Richard D. Field, retired Senior Executive of BNY Mellon and MasterCard, Founding Director of Lending Tree, financial services industry leader, and Parkinson's advocate. Willie Geist, Host of NBC News' "Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist" and Co-Host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe", is the Master of Ceremonies for the Gala.

Karen Elizabeth Burke, M.D., Ph.D., Jill Taub Drury, Stephanie Goldman, Isobel Robins Konecky, Arlene Levine, and Devon Pastor are the Gala Co-Chairs. Guests will be entertained with a special cabaret performance by Bob Hardwick Sound.

The evening will begin with a cocktail reception at 6:30 PM followed by dinner and the program at 7:30 PM.  Support levels are as follows:  Tables at $100,000, $50,000, $25,000 and $12,500; Tickets at $1,250.

For more information on the Parkinson's Foundation and to purchase tickets, please contact Kate Dixon at (646) 388 – 7635 or by email at

For press information, contact Tony Manning Consulting at (212) 980-1711 or at

About the Parkinson's Foundation
The Parkinson's Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson's disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything we do, we build on the energy, experience and passion of our global Parkinson's community. For more information, visit or call (800) 4PD-INFO (473-4636).

About Parkinson's Disease
Affecting an estimated one million Americans and 10 million worldwide, Parkinson's disease is the second-most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer's and is the 14th-leading cause of death in the United States. It is associated with a progressive loss of motor control (e.g., shaking or tremor at rest and lack of facial expression), as well as non-motor symptoms (e.g., depression and anxiety). There is no cure for Parkinson's and 60,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the United States alone.

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