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WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE

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!
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2016 Symposium

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS SYMPOSIUM

A VERY SPECIAL EVENT TO BE HELD ON
SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2016!

2016 PARKINSON'S AWARENESS SYMPOSIUM
"Some Overlooked Non-Motor Issues In Parkinson's Disease"

A FREE Symposium Hosted by the Columbia Parkinson's Support Group


CLICK HERE FOR SYMPOSIUM INFORMATION
Location Info - Schedule - Guest Speaker Info - Sponsors
Registeration Info
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JOIN US IN CELEBRATING THAT APRIL IS PARKINSON'S AWARENESS MONTH AND
HELP CREATE MORE AWARENESS ABOUT PD!


HELP US TO CELEBRATE

FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2016 THROUGH SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2016


SC STATE & NATIONAL PARKINSON'S AWARENESS MONTH!


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DID YOU KNOW?

There are 1,000,000 estimated Parkinson's Disease patients in the USA today

There are 60,000 estimated Parkinson's Disease patients diagnosed each year in the USA

That 4% of the Parkinson's Disease patients each year in the USA are diagnosed before age 50

That 7 to 10 million people live with Parkinson's Disease worldwide
2016 SC Parkinson's Disease Awareness Proclamation
2016 Parkinson's Disease Awareness
Proclamation
Issued by
SC Governor Niki Haley
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP CREATE PARKINSON'S DISEASE AWARENESS

SUPPORT
= YOUR LOCAL SUPPORT GROUP - VOLUNTEER TO HELP A SUPPORT GROUP

BECOME INFORMED & EDUCATED = READ - RESEARCH - LEARN - AND THEN SHARE WHAT YOU KNOW

ATTEND = SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS - EVENTS - SEMINARS - CLASSES - LECTURES

ASK QUESTIONS - ASK QUESTIONS - ASK QUESTIONS!

MAKE A DONATION OR HELP WITH FUND RAISING = MAKE A DONATION OR MAKE A SPECIAL GIFT IN HONOR OF PARKINSON'S AWARENESS MONTH

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK = Columbia Parkinsons Support Group-South Carolina

FOLLOW US OR MENTION US ON TWITTER = @SCparkinsons

BLOG US = At the Parkinson Round Table Blog
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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)

Click here to visit our Tulip Garden of Donations


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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- one of our officers listed below.
Karen Basso
President and Public Relations
Telephone: Cell 803-351-9571 or Home 803-739-1500
Email: kbasso@preferredre.com
Michelle Morton Reed
Vice President & Program Chairman
Telephone: 803-587-9681
Email: michelle.morton@medtronic.com
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WHY WOULD ANYONE SING ABOUT PARKINSON'S DISEASE?
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 Parkinson's", 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)

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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


WHAT IS "NEWS JUST FOR YOU"?

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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 - 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
"Duncan"
Photo by Dr. Ben Herz

Meet Duncan
SIGN UP - To Receive Our Meeting Notices and News/Information About Parkinson's Disease

FACEBOOK - Click Here for Facebook

TWEET US - Follow Us - or Mention Us @SCparkinsons

BLOG Us -
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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