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Michael J. Fox Foundation representative to present “Research Updates” at the Hope Parkinson Program Community Education event April 11

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The Hope Parkinson Program will feature Patricia Radford, associate director of advancement for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, at Hope’s Community Education event on Friday, April 11. The free event, open to the public, will take place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Edison State College U-Building, located at 8099 College Parkway in Fort Myers. Radford will present the latest research updates on behalf of the foundation, which is dedicated to finding a cure and ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson’s disease. A question-and-answer period will follow the presentation. Health care professionals, therapists, volunteers, caregivers and those living with Parkinson’s disease encouraged to attend. This event coincides with Parkinson Awareness Month and seeks to share new information regarding the chronic, progressive neurological disease that affects movement, speaking and cognitive function. To register for the Hope Parkinson Program Community Education event, call 877-856-2449. The Hope Parkinson Program is a complimentary service created to help individuals and their care partners live well while coping with the effects of the disease. The program is designed to add quality of life through educational events, exercise and movement classes, emotional support and creative and social opportunities. Hope HealthCare Services – recipient of the 2012 Business Ethics Award presented by the Uncommon Friends Foundation – is a registered d/b/a of Hope Hospice and Community Services, a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) status community-based agency, nationally recognized as a leader in providing high-quality, innovative care. Hope Hospice, a program of Hope HealthCare Services, is accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program, the national leader in improving the quality of care in the home-care industry, and is a recipient of the nationally acclaimed Circle of Life Award for excellence and innovation in patient care. For more information, visit

Occurs once: Apr 11, 2014 (2:00 PM to 3:30 PM)

Edison State College
8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33919

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