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Michael J. Fox Foundation: Latest Developments on Parkinson’s Disease

June 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Free

Iconic actor, author and advocate Michael J. Fox launched the Michael J. Fox Foundation in 2000 after publicly disclosing his 1991 diagnosis with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Since then, the Foundation has been leading the charge on finding a cure for PD and accelerating the development of improved therapies for the 6 million people worldwide living with PD today.
New Canaan Library welcomes two key leaders from the Foundation, Fayga Brisman Taylor and Lynn Hagerbrant, who will speak about the renaissance taking place in Parkinson’s research and therapeutic development today, including breakthroughs through the landmark MJFF-sponsored Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI).
This event is available both in-person and via zoom. Those who would like to attend virtually should indicate that preference in the “notes” section of the registration form.
About the Speakers:
Fayga Brisman Taylor is Senior Associate Director of Advancement at the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Fayga develops and implements strategies to engage the broader community in MJFF’s mission to speed a cure, helping ensure that the Foundation raises sufficient dollars to fund its ambitious research agenda.
Lynn Hagerbrant is Co-chair of the Michael J. Fox Foundation Patient Council, and Co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Parkinson’s Body and Mind. A nurse with experience in cardiac and medical surgical critical care units, Lynn has also worked in the pharmaceutical industry as a teaching hospital representative. She was diagnosed with PD in 2010, and cares for her mother who is also living with PD.

Details

Date:
June 3
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.newcanaanlibrary.org/event/michael-j-fox-event-82436

Organizer

New Canaan Library
Phone
203-594-5003
Email
jglatthorn@newcanaanlibrary.org
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Venue

New Canaan Library, Bartlett Auditorium
151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Phone
12035945003
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