Wednesday, Apr. 27, 2016
The members of the Upper Airway Dysfunction Lab (aka team UAD for PD ), alongside Columbia University Medical Center’s team, attended the Parkinson’s Unity Walk in Central Park on Saturday, April 23rd. As stated by the Chairman of the Parkinson Alliance, Martin Tuchman, “The Parkinson’s Unity Walk is a way to help the Parkinson’s community move closer to a cure. While there have been advancements in research and therapies, the Unity Walk unites those who are living with Parkinson's; patients, caregivers, family and friends to keep this progress going. One day we will achieve our shared goal of ending Parkinson’s.”
The UAD lab’s team walked 1.4 miles in support of those affected by Parkinson’s disease and their families. Additionally, information regarding the UAD lab’s current clinical research initiatives was provided at the Columbia University Medical Center booth. Thus far, the 2016 Parkinson’s Unity Walk has raised $1,219,020, and 100% of the donations from the walk will go to Parkinson’s disease research funded by seven major U.S. Parkinson’s Foundations. Great job “UAD for PD” team!