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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.

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!
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A donation is a meaningful and hopeful way to honor someone special in your life; whether it is a "Memorial", "In Honor Of", or "Just Because" you want to contribute. Your donations and contributions help to provide support and programs for those living with Parkinson's in many ways.

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Thank You
Our Speakers - Our Sponsors - Our USC Medical Student Volunteers - and - Our Participants

Our April 18, 2015 "Parkinson's and You" symposium was a successful event due to

--- our speakers, who are experts and leaders in the Parkinson's medical community,

--- our generous sponsors, who enabled us to provide a free symposium,

--- our USC Medical student volunteers, who worked hard to help our participants feel comfortable,

--- and most of all our participants, who we wanted to provide more in-depth Parkinson's patient and care partner education than we normally can during our monthly support group meetings.

Many of our symposium participants asked for copies of the speakers presentation viewgraph's . Please click here to go to our web page where you can link to the available viewgraph's our speakers have graciously shared with us.
Welcome Table
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You might just smile and sing along to the new song about Parkinson's Disease called
"Blame it on the Parkinson's"

Mitch Faile Sings "Blame It On The Parkinson's"

You can't help but smile and laugh with Mitch as he sings his song about Parkinson's! You will be singing too.

Click here or on the image above to hear the song.
Mitch Faile was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease at an early age. But that didn't stop him from the pursuit of his dreams and helping to bring worldwide awareness to this life changing affliction.

Mitch is a corporate executive and entrepreneur who was diagnosed with Parkinson's at the age of 44. With the encouragement of his family, he wrote and recorded "Blame It On The Parkinsons", and debuted it at the Parkinson's Disease Southern Symposium to support how music is good therapy for people with Parkinson's. The song, and its positive message, has raised $4,000 so far and all proceeds from the sale of CDs are being donated to Wilkins Parkinson's Foundation for awareness programs leading to the acceleration of a cure and treatment for Parkinson's.

Click here to hear the song "Blame it on the Parkinson's"

Click here to learn more about the Wilkins Parkinson’s Foundation (WPF) and to learn about the "Blame It On The Parkinsons" CD

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Learn more about the Columbia Parkinson's Support Group - "ABOUT US" and "WHAT WE DO"

"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."
Author Unknown

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
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 by you 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 unpredictability.”
~~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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