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July 2008 Meeting

December 2008 Meeting

Fund Raising



The Columbia Parkinson's Support Group is incorporated in South Carolina is a 501(c)3 non-profit. The mission of the Columbia Parkinson's Support Group is to provide the Parkinson's Community with a safe environment to obtain SUPPORT, INFORMATION, EDUCATION, create AWARENESS about Parkinson's Disease, and FUND RAISING to further research for the cure of Parkinson's Disease.

Our support group is located in the midlands of South Carolina; serving the counties of (but not limited to) Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Orangeburg, Newberry, Richland, Saluda, and Sumter for over 25 years!

Meetings are open to anyone regardless of race, color, and national or ethnic origin. We welcome anyone afflicted with Parkinson's disease; anyone who has an interest in Parkinson's disease; as well as all visitors, family, friends, and guests to our monthly meetings.
There is no cost to attend our meetings.
Sept 2008 Meeting
Open Forum September 21, 2008
Photo by Dottie Gantt
You and Your Guests Are Always Welcome!  Please don't forget, we always welcome any guests to come with you.  The more your family, friends, neighbors, business associates, or anyone who has an interest in Parkinson's disease can learn about Parkinson's disease, the more support they can provide.  We always welcome students from our universities and colleges - and professionals from the medical community!
Click here to visit our SITEMAP for a MAP and INDEX with links to "all" of our website pages.
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A donation is a meaningful and hopeful way to honor someone special in your life; whether it is "In Memory Of", "In Honor Of", or just because you want to "Support" the Parkinson's community. Your donations and contributions help the Columbia Parkinson's Support Group to provide support and programs for those living with Parkinson's in many ways.

Click here for answers to questions you may have about making a donation to the Columbia Parkinson's Support Group.

Click here to obtain a donation form (PDF Format)

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Uncle Sam

We Need You - Please Volunteer!

Like any other support group, our monthly programs, and services are made possible because of our wonderful Volunteers, who donate their time, their many talents, resources, and other types of contributions.   We always need Volunteers to help our support group.

A Volunteer can be a PD patient, a caregiver, or just someone interested in Parkinson's disease.  As a Volunteer, you can share your experience, skills, talents, and learn new skills.  As a Volunteer, you will have the opportunity and to experience and meet some very special people in the Parkinson's community, and those who provide services to the Parkinson's community.  As a Volunteer, you will always have assistance from other members on our Board and on our committees.

Click Here to read a personal letter from a Volunteer, who found out that being a Volunteer improved her life.

If you are interested, and want more information about Volunteering,, please feel free to contact us at Email contact@columbiaparkinsonsupportgroup.org - or- our officer listed below.

Karen Basso
President and Public Relations
Telephone: Cell 803-351-9571 or Home 803-739-1500
Email: kbasso@preferredre.com

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Learn more about the Columbia Parkinson's Support Group - "ABOUT US" and "ABOUT OUR MEETINGS & PROGRAMS"

"I have Parkinson's Disease, but Parkinson's Disease doesn't have me!"
Contributed by Dr. Ben Herz


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Be sure to click here to visit our NEWS JUST FOR YOU web page for news and information of interest provided and updated often, "Just For You!"
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"Life does not end with a Parkinson's Disease diagnosis."
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About Your Privacy
We respect your privacy and will not share your personal information with anyone else.

Visit Our Website Often

We update our website often to help keep you informed about our support group, information, and events about Parkinson's disease. We welcome and encourage you to Give Us Feedback on how we can improve our web site.

Help Us to Help You - Your Donations Matter
Our programs and services are made possible because of the financial support of you and our membership donors. We need your donations to continue to provide you and the Parkinson's Community with support, information, education, awareness, and to raise funds to help find a cure for Parkinson's. Click here to donate

Volunteer to Help
Donations do not always have to be financial or about money. While every dollar counts, you can also donate and contribute your time and your talents to help us. Volunteering to any cause that's important to you can be extremely gratifying. Click here to volunteer
Duncan our mascot dog
Photo by Dr. Ben Herz

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At the Parkinson Round Table Blog - A great place for conversation, discussion, and exchange. Visit our Blog and join in on the conversation.
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“Every PD patient is unique and everything about his or her disease is specific to him or her and ONLY to him or her. PD has only one time - NOW, the present. The previous hours do not forecast how you are going to feel. The only thing that is predictable about this disease is its unpredictably.”
~~Written by Rick Kramer and Margaret Tuchman~~
Thank You!
"Thank You" for visiting our website -and- "Thank You" for supporting and caring about those with Parkinson's Disease and the Parkinson Community..

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