Archive for the "Parkinson’s Friendly Events" Category

Evening Out (West)

NPFM invites you to join us for Evening Out (West)!

Enjoy a great night of music, dinner, a medical update and silent auction. Connect with people living with Parkinsons from all over the Minnesota.

When: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Where: Minnesota Valley Country Club

6300 Auto Club Road
Bloomington, MN 55438
United States

Click here to purchase your tickets now!

Calling All Artists: Art of Parkinson’s Sale

The Art of Parkinson’s Sale is back!

Whether you consider yourself an artist or not, we are calling all people living with Parkinson’s disease to participate and donate your works of art! We accept all mediums and encourage creativity and innovation.

If you are interested, fill out the Art of Parkinson Participation Form and email Jack Jaglo at

Please include a photo of your work and a short bio. Based on committee approval your art will be accepted into the sale. Thank you for considering this fun opportunity!

Golf Tournament 2015

Click here to register now!

Here at NPFM we are so excited to offer three great support grants focused on helping those living with Parkinson’s disease. Our fundraising efforts go towards caregiver respite care, help-at-home, and providing exercise opportunities for patients.

Wondering how you can support these grants? It’s easy! Join us for our annual Golf Tournament and support the cause. All proceeds from this event will go towards providing more support.

This event will take place on Monday, June 29, 2015 at the Minnesota Valley Country Club.

Tournament Schedule
Monday June 29, 2015
11 a.m., Registration & Lunch
12:30, Shotgun Start
6 p.m., Dinner & Awards

Price: $225 per player. This includes green fees, cart, contests, driving range, lunch, dinner & gifts.
Format: 4-Player Scramble

Minnesota Valley Country Club
6300 Auto Club Road
Bloomington, MN  55438

Thank you to our Sponsors! 

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VIDEO – Dance to Set a Record 2013 & 2014

Starting in 2013, the National Parkinson Foundation Minnesota, set out to set a record of the most number of people with Parkinson’s dancing at the same time. It is a record they hope to see broken by national Parkinson foundations across the country and for years to come.






VIDEO – Moving Day 2014

We wanted to share this quick video of Moving Day 2014. When our community comes together we can create real change!

Stay tuned for the 2015 video from Moving Day!

Volunteer at Moving Day® 2015

We’re looking for a few good volunteers to help at our 2015 Moving Day® on May 2 in Plymouth.

Interested in giving a few hours of your time to help us with our largest fundraising event of the year? Sign up now!


Moving Day® Kickoff Breakfast

breakfast-inviteGet ready for Moving Day® 2015 by attending our annual kickoff breakfast on Friday, February 27!

The event will be held at the Metropolitan Ballroom in Golden Valley from 7:30-9 a.m.

The event is free and will feature several guest speakers to help raise excitement for Moving Day® on May 2.

A continental breakfast will be served.

A RSVP is required for the event. Get your spot now by emailing or calling 763.545.1272.


Moving Day® 2015 Final Tally

Twin Cities Moving Day® was a huge success!

This exciting day filled with movement, education and camaraderie for those living with and impacted by Parkinson’s was the most successful yet. All proceeds benefit the National Parkinson Foundation Minnesota’s mission to improve the lives of those living with PD through education, outreach and grant work. In 2014 we raised over $231,000 and we set the bar even higher for 2015 with a goal of $250,000.

Although the website will not be updated until the fundraiser closes, our current total is $266,341! 

Donations will be taken until May 31st, and then the official final tally will be announced. Stay up to date, here:

PD Shimmers Lights Neighborhood, Raises Awareness












You don’t have to look far to find lights in neighborhood yards to celebrate the holiday season.

But for a man in Plymouth, the yard display goes beyond helping his neighborhood brighten for the holidays.

Mike Justak, founder of PD Shimmers, lights up his neighborhood each year with a special message: 58,000 lights shining bright, representing the number of people newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s each year.

Mike was diagnosed with PD several years ago, which is why the lights and number are important to him. After seeing a video online about light presentations he was hooked, and started making plans to create his own.

Year one saw just 8,000 lights in his presentation. It is now 58,000 and eight neighbors joining in the fun. The entire presentation is synchronized to music, broadcast on its very own radio station. Mike has even set up a live stream so those unable to attend can still enjoy the show.

The show runs daily from 5-10 p.m. at 4320 Ithaca Lane North in Plymouth.

For more information or to watch the live stream, visit


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Willmar Pedal and Roll

Willmar Pedal and RollThe National Parkinson Foundation Minnesota (NPFM) is excited to work with Pedal and Roll for Parkinson’s for a two-day event in Willmar on August 21-22.

The event, hosted as a part of the NPFM Parkinson-Friendly Communities initiative through a grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation, will take place in the community on the evening of Thursday, August 21 and morning of Friday, August 22.

Thursday evening, Pedal and Roll founder and Parkinson patient Liz Ogren will speak to the community at Club Bethesda from 6:30-8 p.m. about living with a diagnosis and the benefits of exercise.

On Friday morning, the community will have an opportunity to put Liz’s exercise ideas into motion with a Pedal and Roll event at Robbins Island. From 10 a.m.-noon participants can ride their bikes around the island, or use one of the special adaptive bikes provided by Pedal and Roll to get out and get active. Participants are encouraged to bring their own helmets, and light snacks and beverages will be provided.

Informational poster: Willmar Pedal and Roll


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