BENEFITING: Parkinson's Foundation INC
EVENT DATE: Jan 15, 2017
"Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative brain disorder that progresses slowly in most people.
Most people's symptoms take years to develop, and they live for years with the disease.
In short, a person's brain slowly stops producing a neurotransmitter called dopamine. With less and less dopamine, a person has less and less ability to regulate their movements, body and emotions.
Parkinson's disease itself is not fatal. However, complications from the disease are serious; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) rated complications from PD as the 14th top cause of death in the United States. There is currently no cure for Parkinson's."