By & for those affected by Parkinson’s disease
July 2022
From The Board
Your Dollars Doubled!

As a Board we are delighted that 60 of you took us up on the offer to match any donations made from June 10 to June 19. Some of you contributed for the first time, some contributed by becoming recurring/monthly donors. Each of these gifts enables PD Active's strength and continuity. Board members were pleased to match all of your gifts—dollar for dollar—during this period. Thank you for your generosity.
Save the Date
August Virtual Round Table
The Human Motor Control and Neuromodulation Lab's Ongoing Clinical Trials

Date: Tuesday, August 9
Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm PT

Research assistants from Helen Bronte-Stewart's Human Motor Control and Neuromodulation Lab, Stanford University will discuss the field of Parkinson's research. Information will be presented regarding ongoing clinical trials and recruitment for the trials at the Human Motor Control and Neuromodulation Lab, with an emphasis on the technology that enables their research.

September Virtual Speaker Forum
Hope and reality on the path to curing Parkinson’s disease:
My perspective as a patient, scientist, and entrepreneur

Date: Saturday, September 10
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm PT
Speaker: Matt Jacobson

Matthew P. Jacobson, Ph.D., has been a faculty member in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at UCSF since 2002. He earned his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry at MIT, and then completed post-doctoral research at Oxford University and at Columbia University. Matt is the author of over 180 publications and a textbook, as well as software that is widely used in the pharmaceutical industry. In 2012, shortly before turning 40 years old, he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

PD Active depends on donations to bring programs like this to our members free of charge. We remain grateful for your contributions.
June Forum Recap

PD Active was delighted to host author and broadcast journalist, Dave Iverson, on our June 11 Virtual Speaker Forum to talk about caregiving and Parkinson's disease in conjunction with his latest book, Winter Stars: An Elderly Mother, An Aging Son, and Life's Final Journey.

The recording of the Forum is on PD Active's YouTube channel here.

Please consider a donation of $10 to PD Active for any videos watched. PD Active depends upon these donations to be able to continue hosting these events. Donate here.

A few copies of Winter Stars are still available for purchase for only $10.00 (normally $15.99). To purchase one, email Dave is directing all proceeds from his book to caregiving and PD causes including PD Active.

Check out the PD Active Monthly Calendar for listings of upcoming live-stream movement classes such as Tai Chi, boxing, yoga and voice. 

For more information, contact
Community Update
In Memory of Jenifer (Jill) Peale

Jill was one of the five founders of PD Active and a member of the original Board of Directors. She was part of the original Dance for PD® class where "she really flowered" reported Herb Heinz. 
Jill stayed active into her 80s, pedaling around Berkeley on her bicycle and taking exercise classes with PD Active. She was a lovely, caring person, adored by many. PD Active owes Jill a debt of gratitude for her extraordinary efforts to help establish our organization.
Thank you to our Recent Donors
Thank you to all those who contributed to our Matching Campaign
Mary and John Ball
Bill Barclay and Cathy Fogel
Lance and Erica Batten
Andrea Behr and Stephen Murphy
David Berks
Christine and Steven Carr
Michael Clancy and Caryn Dombroski
Lynn Cunningham
Stephen Hardy & Liza Dant
Daniel Ettlinger
Mike Gabel and Amy Scheinbaum
Bob and Carol Gilbert
April Gray
Gregory Howe
Rise Justman
Emma Kershaw
Jim Kuo
Deborah Lamson
Sally Lappen and Nik Warren
Robb Lazarus and Yong Bai
Fred Lonsdale
Kerri and Mark Lubin
John and Ann Marks
Julie Merrill
Karen & Keith Miller
Phil Miller
Gretchen Muller
David Needle
Lee Paige
Doug Polcin
Janelle Reinelt and Gerald Hewitt
Jerry Richardson and Neotha Phipps
Benjamin Rivers
Teresa Seabrook
Gary Semans and Terry Kulka
Thomas Singman
Cheryl Snow
Susan Stein-Black and John Black
Kathryn Swallow
Chris and Annalisa Tay
Michael Thorman and Dena Sneider
Alan and Ruth Tobey
Gary Turchin
Joanna Uribe
Carolyn Yale
Lynn Zummo & Jan Miller
Matching Donations in Honor of
Robin Duryee – in honor of PD Active
John & Judy Hughes – in honor of Judy Hughes
Kerri and Mark Lubin – in honor of Adam Mizock
Elise Prowse – in honor of Rise Justman
Matching Donations in Memory of
Shelley Albar – in memory of Jenifer Peale
Amy Blasenheim – in memory of Homer (Marty) Martin
Erin Carper – in memory of Celeste Hill
Elizabeth Cichocki – in memory of Celeste Hill
Pamela Collinshill – in memory of Homer (Marty) Martin
Norm & Jan Frankel – in memory of John Kerrigan
Daniel Jarmel – in memory of Lee Shapiro
Martin Kershaw – in memory of Celeste Hill
Julie & Al Waldman & Germain – in memory of Celeste Hill
Virginia Woodis – in memory of Celeste Hill
Special Thanks to our Generous Board Members who put up the funds for this matching campaign.