Want to Help make an Inspirational Documentary About A Parkinson's Patient?
The movie trailer above is for an unfinished documentary about a South Dakota man who has advanced Parkinson's Disease. He still rides his bike (a sleek three-wheel recumbent) as he commutes to his bakery. Now he plans a ride 300 miles across South Dakota to inspire others with PD, and without it.
The documentary makers are raising money through Kickstarter. The filmmaker, Andrew Rubin recently wrote me to say "The film is endorsed and working with the National Parkinson Foundation, the Davis Phinney Foundation, LSVT Global, and other organizations. Our Executive Producer Stephen Nemeth has produced a vast range of socially conscious films such as Academy Award nominated War/Dance, Fuel, Flow and more. Finally, we are fiscally sponsored by the International Documentary Association a 501(c)(3) arts organization. "
If all this seems bona fide to you, and you would like to help get the film finished, click here to learn more.
Welcometo all with an interest in Parkinson's Disease. This blog was to be an information clearinghouse for the Anchorage Parkinson's Disease Support Group, where meeting schedules, agendas, speakers etc could be found. It's still that, but has also become a sort of therapeutic hobby. So I invite you to join in the discussion and experience a little therapy as well. This will be as interesting as we as a community make it. Think loud and sound off!
Our Support group meets the third Saturday of each month at 3:30 in the afternoon. The meetings take place at the Anchorage Pioneer Home , 923 West 11th Avenue in downtown Anchorage on the fifth floor in the West lounge. You may call 350-9691 with questions about the group and meetings.
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The Knight Digital Media Center, judges of the Alaska Press Club's annual journalism awards selected The Alaska Parkinson's Rag for second place in the "Best Blog" category for 2008. Here is an excerpt of their comments:
"...Alaska Parkinson's Rag is many things: a community resource, a humor column, a science and medicine explainer. But it's also something that few blogs ever manage to be: addictive and gripping. Everything seems to work just right on this blog, and it is a powerful testament to what a person can achieve in this medium. "