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Three Ways to Give This #GivingTuesday 2017

It’s Here! #GivingTuesday has arrived on the tails of a weekend full of family and friends – and lots of shopping. Today is all about giving back to your community and the institutions that help it thrive. Here at Durée & Company, we love giving back in any way possible to our local community. In honor of this holiday, we wanted to share some ways you could contribute today and every day.

  • Volunteering:
    No matter your schedule, there are many ways to get involved with local and national charities by volunteering your time or unique skills to aid in a particular organization’s mission. For example, The Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA) is always looking for volunteers for their in-house departments. Participating in events such as Parkinson’s Foundation South Palm Beach County Chapter’s ‘Rock the Runway’ Fashion Show on January 19, 2018 at Boca Rio Golf Club or register to run or walk at the Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K on April 29, 2018 are both great ways to get involved.’
  • Donating:
    Don’t have the time to volunteer? Donate. With the touch of a click, you can donate to organizations such as FLIPANY. Their $20 for 20 campaign gives 20 children year-round healthy meals paired with nutrition education. This is an example of how a small donation can make a huge impact! You don’t have to do this alone – get your family, friends or coworkers together and fundraise for the American Cancer Society’s Celebration Gala on May 5, 2018, at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa.
  • Charitable Shopping:
    With the increase in customer awareness, companies across the world are joining together with charities to donate a portion of their proceeds. For example, Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade is selling Christmas trees, wreaths and other holiday decorations with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami Dade and providing great futures for area youth. The Christmas City Centre Tree Lot sponsored by Swire Properties Inc is open seven days a week from 9 a.m.–9 p.m. at the Hank Kline Club at 2805 SW 32nd Ave. Miami, FL 33133. The lot will remain open until the trees are sold out.

We’d love to know how you will be giving back this year! Tweet us your ideas @DureeCoPr!

Parkinson’s Foundation South Palm Beach County Chapter Raises More Than $100,000 at Annual Moving Day® Walk

Boca Raton, FL (Nov. 8, 2017) – On a beautiful Sunday morning at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Parkinson’s Foundation South Palm Beach County Chapter hosted another successful annual Moving Day® Walk that raised funds and awareness for Parkinson’s Disease on November 5, 2017.

More than 500 people attended the event that raised in excess of $100,000 to improve the lives of people with Parkinson’s Disease, their caregivers and all others affected by this disease.

The event was co-chaired by Ed and Jodi Gray, founders of Florida Movement Therapy Center that specializes in physical, occupational and speech therapy specifically for patients with Parkinson’s Disease. It began with Wake up with Zumba and a Pound Out PD dance followed by the North Broward Preparatory School Choir singing the National Anthem and the Tamarac Fire Rescue Cadets presenting the Color Guard. There also was a boxing exhibition where Parkinson’s patients demonstated their bob and weave, punch and jab skills before the Ribbon Cutting kicked off the Moving Day® Walk around the perimeter of FAU Stadium.

The top three fundraising teams each received a booth at the Movement Pavilion and helped kick off the walk.

They included Team Greggs Gang with Gregg Sobel and caregiver Cindy Sobel, Team the Fighting Swords with Ciaran Swords and caregiver Diana Swords and Team Lorraine with Lorraine Sanders and caregiver Steve Sanders.

Additional sponsors included JEM Research Institute, Medtronic, Florida Movement Therapy Centers, Paradise Home Health Care, Duree & Company, Granny Nannies Home Health Care, Palm Beach Orthopedic Institute, St. Jude Medical  –  Abbott, Dr. Cenk Sengun Movement Neurologist, Dr. Henry Moore Movement Neurologist, University of Miami, Lundbeck, Right at Home, Abbvie and Sunovion.

“Moving Day® is fun, it is great exercise and it’s educational,” said Robin Miller, Executive Director, Parkinson’s Foundation South Palm Beach County Chapter. “But mostly, the support of the community enables us to continue to make meaningful changes in the lives of those with Parkinson’s. We believe that people who move change the world.’”

Moving Day® highlights the clinically proven benefits of an active lifestyle in order to control and improve one’s symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease. The goal of Moving Day® is to help every person diagnosed with Parkinson’s live their best possible life now by providing a fun, inspiring and informative platform that unites families, friends and communities in a day dedicated to movement.

Donations will continue to be accepted for 30 days after the event, ending on December 5, 2017. Visit  www.movingdaybocaraton.org.

For additional information, contact Robin Miller, Executive Director, Parkinson’s Foundation South Palm Beach County Chapter, at (561) 962-1702 or visit  www.parkinson.org.

About Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder that affects nearly one million people in the US and over 10 million worldwide. Parkinson’s is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s and is the 14th leading cause of death in the US. It is associated with a loss of motor control (e.g., shaking or tremor at rest and lack of facial expression) as well as non-motor symptoms (e.g., depression and anxiety). Although promising research is being conducted, there is currently no cure for Parkinson’s disease.

 About the Parkinson’s Foundatio

The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything we do, we build on the energy, experience, and passion of our global Parkinson’s community. For more information, visit www.parkinson.org or call (800) 4PD-INFO (473-4636).