Press Release: Friends of Parkinson’s To Host Their Parkinson’s “Meet and Greet”

Friends of Parkinson’s To Host Their Parkinson’s “Meet and Greet”

(LAS VEGAS, NV) – Friends of Parkinson’s, local non-profit benefitting people with Parkinson’s Disease, is hosting their Parkinson’s “Meet and Greet.” This event will be held at the Bahama Breeze restaurant from 5:30pm to 8:30pm on Thursday April 23rd. This event features the Friends of Parkinson’s board advisors, community supporters, Parkinson’s disease care partners, family, and friends.

“The Parkinson’s ‘Meet and Greet’ is a time for the Parkinson’s community to come together and meet, so they can see the local community supporters and programs available to people with Parkinson’s. Events like these are crucial to bring awareness to the Southern Nevada Parkinson’s community” said Friends of Parkinson’s Executive Director Jamillah Ali-Rahman. Operations Manager of Friends of Parkinson’s, Donna Jensen, said, “This is a great way to reach out to the Parkinson’s community and supporters so they can get to know each other and work together to have a more unified and impactful relationship.”

Parkinson’s disease is a neurological disorder that affects the way you move. It happens when there is a problem with certain nerve cells in the brain. Parkinson’s is progressive, which means it gets worse over time. But usually this happens slowly, over many years. And there are good treatments that can help you live a full life. Abnormal genes seem to lead to Parkinson’s disease in some people.  Recent studies indicate there may be a recessive genetic link that when isolated, could show indicators of possibly inherited traits. There have been indicators of effects of the environment and the loss of dopamine in the brain. Currently, Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder and the most common movement disorder.

Friends of Parkinson’s:

Friends of Parkinson’s is a non-profit organization that is comprised of a coalition of individuals, companies and organization that collaborate to provide the highest quality of services and care to the Parkinson’s community in Southern Nevada. There are support groups for persons with Parkinson’s, their caregivers and care partners; a resource center; outreach awareness; and social events. As Friends of Parkinson’s continues to grow, so will the development of support groups and outreach.

This event will held April 23rd from 5:30pm-8:30pm at Bahama Breeze, 375 Hughes Center Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89109. For more information email or call 702-381-4141.