Press Release: Local Non-Profit, Friends of Parkinson’s, Hosts their “Pancakes for Parkinson’s” Event

Local Non-Profit, Friends of Parkinson’s, Hosts their “Pancakes for Parkinson’s” Event

(LAS VEGAS, NV) – Friends of Parkinson’s, local non-profit benefitting people with Parkinson’s disease, is hosting their “Pancakes for Parkinson’s” event at Applebee’s (2070 N. Rainbow Blvd, LV, NV 89108) on Saturday April 18th. This event features a pancake breakfast with a performance from the “Speeding Theatre- Over 55,” a group of created by former students of the UNLV Senior Adult Theatre Program after the program was terminated by the university. This event will be a gathering of Parkinson’s group supporters along with families coming together for a day of fundraising for the Parkinson’s community.

“The event is a time for people with Parkinson’s and Parkinson’s supporters to enjoy great food and take time to give back to the Parkinson’s community by donating to this wonderful event,” said Friends of Parkinson’s Executive Director Jamillah Ali-Rahman. Operations Manager of Friends of Parkinson’s, Donna Jensen, said, “It is great to see people come together and be able to perform, donate, and support for the Parkinson’s community, this is why we host such a events, because people get to make a difference in the community while enjoying the presence of other like-minded supporters.”

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 may help those with PD 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 suggesting effects of the environment and the loss of dopamine in the brain may be linked. Currently, Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder and the most common movement disorder.

“Pancakes for Parkinson’s” directly benefits the Friends of Parkinson’s. Friends of Parkinson’s is a non-profit organization that is comprised of a coalition of individuals, companies and organizations 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 18th from 8-10am at Applebee’s, 2070 N. Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89108. To attend the event we require a $10 donation. For more information call 702-381-4141 or email