Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Bonus Meeting of the Anchorage PD Support Group! Update from the MJ Fox Foundation

The Anchorage Parkinson’s Disease Support Group invites our members and care-partners, visitors and new friends who find themselves navigating Parkinson’s disease to join us on Wednesday August 21 from 6:00PM – 8:00PM for a special presentation. The presentation will be held in the Tundra Lounge (5th Floor) at the Anchorage Pioneer Homes located at 923 W 11th Ave Anchorage, AK 99501).

Associate Director, Jennifer Riedel, of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) will present on the following topics:
  • an overview of MJFF’s mission;
  • an update on promising Parkinson's disease research including disease modifying and symptomatic treatments
  • the latest legislation that impacts the lives of people with Parkinson‘s;
  • and information on how to get involved with clinical research through Fox Trial Finder and Fox Insight.

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson's today. Since inception in 2000, 88 cents of every dollar spent by MJFF has gone straight to grants and initiatives to speed a cure for Parkinson's. To date, the Foundation has funded more than $900 million in research to bring an end to Parkinson's disease. For more information, visit

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Wile E. Coyote, Spinoza, PD and Me. New Post over at the NWPF Community Blog

"The moment I realized there was going to be trouble, there was no time left to avoid it. I was rolling along at a respectable rate on a favorite part of a mid-town bike path, a bridge over a bright stream flowing through a lush greenbelt. The sun was out and the beta endorphins were flowing.

As I cruised across the bridge, my mind wandered. So did my bike." (Read the rest of this grisly tale here)