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Viewing of Capturing Grace in DC!

Beautiful film!

Beautiful film!

Last night, I attended a viewing of Dave Iverson’s touching film Capturing Grace. The documentary chronicles the lives of a group of fellow Parkinsonians (Brooklyn Parkinson Group) and their transition into becoming dancers through the instruction of David Leventhal and the Mark Morris Dance Group. The film captures the indomitable spirit and drive of the group’s members and the rock solid bonds that unite them through the power of dance. The story leads from classes and rehearsals to the moving public performance that the group openly shares what they have learned and accomplished.

I was grateful to actually meet Mark Morris and David Leventhal and thank them for their contribution to the Parkinson’s world.

If you haven’t seen Capturing Grace or you want more information on dance and Parkinson’s, the Dance for PD model is one to strongly consider!

By the way, for you film directors and Hollywood hopefuls, don’t forget about the World Parkinson Congress’ video competition, now open for entry!

If you are an author with a book consider sharing it at the Book Nook event at the World Parkinson Congress in Portland! For more information on both of these exciting mediums, click here for more information about the 4th World Parkinson Congress.

Portland Countdown Podcast Starts Today and Every First Tuesday Through September 2016!

Portland Countdown Podcasts WPC 2016
Portland Countdown Podcasts WPC 2016 #WPCPodcast

As you probably know by now, the World Parkinson Coalition’s big event, the 4th World Parkinson Congress, is coming to Portland, Oregon in September 2016. Starting today and the first Tuesday of each month until September 2016 you can enjoy Portland Countdown, a podcast dedicated to important Parkinson’s topics and timely information. Hosted by Dave Iverson and Jon Palfreman, in this premiere #WPCPodcast, they interview Dr. Andrew Lees and discuss some history of Parkinson’s disease.

I found the podcast to be informative and refreshing in that Dr. Lees described Parkinson’s from a perspective unlike most doctors that I have encountered. I hope you enjoy it!

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