2013 Event Date: September 29
It’s time again to plan for an exciting day of polo as we host our 6th Annual Polo for Parkinson’s! First, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank those sponsors, contributors, attendees and volunteers who made our first five years so meaningful.
Gates will open at 1:00 pm and the match bsegins at 2:00. In addition to a rousing polo match, we'll also have music by Roswell performer Ashley Harris, lunch provided by 'Cue BBQ, an open bar (beer, wine & champagne), a silent auction, raffles, champagne divot stomp, and a "Best Hat" contest. So dust off those divot-stomping shoes and join us to party for a good cause, polo-style!
We’re excited to be partnering this year with Emory University’s Movement Disorder Center, whose highly trained physicians and nurses apply the latest innovations and some of the most advanced diagnostic services, treatments and therapies for Parkinson’s and other movement disorders.
“We are thrilled this year to be teaming up with Emory’s Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Program, which is on the front lines of discovery in this critically important fight,” says Bill Wilkins, Co-Founder of Wilkins Parkinson's Foundation.
Wilkins, a Parkinson’s patient since 2006, is one of the original members of the Michael J. Fox Foundation’s Patient Council, and a charter member of the Emory University Udall Center of Excellence in PD Research Community Outreach Board. The Wilkins Foundation, through events like Polo for Parkinson’s, works to increase collaboration among other Parkinson’s nonprofits and to advocate on behalf of the entire Parkinson’s community. Funds raised at Polo for Parkinson’s will be directed to research, education and awareness.
“We are excited to be able to partner with the Polo for Parkinson’s event,” says Stewart Factor, DO, Director of the Emory Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Program. “Emory and the Wilkins Parkinson’s Foundation have built a great relationship based on the shared goal of greater outreach and education. Emory’s neurologists are on the fast track to learn more about what causes various movement disorders, and support from the community plays an increasingly important role in our work. Polo for Parkinson’s is a wonderful way to make a very real difference.”
“The opportunity for breakthroughs has never been greater,” says Wilkins. “Advances in Parkinson’s research are likely to significantly contribute to the understanding of other neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s, ALS and Multiple Sclerosis. We are proud to have raised more than $500,000 for research and awareness through events like Polo for Parkinson’s, and we hope this year will be our most successful.”
Please contact Kris Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org or (770) 730-5840 if you're interested in becoming a sponsor.