Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Celebrate Spring: PDF Champions

Come Celebrate Spring with PDF!

The Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF) and the Young New Yorkers for the Fight Against Parkinson’s committee invite you to Celebrate Spring, an evening of cocktails, dancing, live auction, hors d'oeuvres and dessert to benefit PDF’s research programs.

Here are all the details:

Wednesday, April 4

8:00 PM – 12:00 AM
LAVO, 39 East 58th Street, New York, NY

Entertainment: Music by DJ Brenda Black

New to this year’s event is a live auction hosted by Kathleen Guzman from Heritage Auction. Items include: 4 days/3 nights in Budapest, Hungary; Fishers Island Club Golf & Lunch; Autographed copy of LIFE by Keith Richards; and Sunday brunch for two at LAVO.

Founders: G. Pennington Egbert III, Georgina B. Schaeffer and Missy Egbert Sheehan

Co-Chairs: G. Pennington Egbert III, Jonathan E. Romero, Jr., Gregory and Barbara Romero, Georgina B. Schaeffer, Missy Egbert Sheehan and William B. Sheehan

History: Celebrate Spring was first conceived five years ago by G.Pennington Egbert III, his sister Missy Egbert Sheehan and their close friend Georgina B. Schaeffer.  The three, whose fathers both lived with Parkinson’s disease, joined together to create the Young New Yorkers for the Fight Against Parkinson’s committee, a group of nearly 100 New Yorkers dedicated to advancing a cure for Parkinson’s.  Each year the committee hosts Celebrate Spring, which has raised more than $300,000 since its inception. 

Proceeds will benefit PDF’s Côté Clinical Genetics Initiative, which supports research to identify and understand the role of genetic markers in Parkinson’s disease. 

If you are interested in becoming a PDF Champion and starting your own fundraising event, please visit

Remember: The Cure Begins With YOU!

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