Missoula Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Weekend

Summit for Parkinson’s is hosting a three-day event in Missoula, Montana to raise awareness, educate and inspire those in the Parkinson’s community, and to raise funds for our organization and the Brian Grant Foundation which supports our efforts in Montana.

Event Highlights

• Pre-party and film premier of “10 Mountains 10 Years”
All-day conference featuring three guest speakers and four workshops for Parkinson’s disease
Art auction and gala at the Dana Gallery
Funds raised will benefit Summit for Parkinson’s and the Brian Grant Foundation
Special guests include Brian Grant and Enzo Simone
First event of its kind for Parkinson’s patients in Montana

Thursday, October 20, 2011

PRE-PARTY for 250 in the Holiday Inn Parkside Atrium. Appetizers and drinks will be provided.

Time:  5:30–6:45 PM  
Ticket price:  $65.00 includes pre-party and film

SHOWING OF "10 Mountains 10 Years film poster10 MOUNTAINS 10 YEARS," a documentary about Enzo Simone’s challenge to summit 10 of the greatest peaks of the world in 10 years to raise awareness and funds for Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. The evening will also include special guest appearances by Enzo Simone and Brian Grant.

Time: 7:00–10:00 PM
Ticket price: $15.00 Gen. / $12.00 Student

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Parkinson’s Conference at the Holiday Inn Parkside for up to 150 people. The conference will include speaking guests Dr. Matt Brodsky from OHSU (Oregon Health Sciences University), Dr. Sherry Reid from Montana Neuro Behavioral Specialists, Fernando Cardozo from The University of Montana and Candace Crosby, psychotherapist and author of a forthcoming book with chapters on the Parkinson's journey from a family perspective. It will also include four workshops focusing on brain and movement exercises with Sherryl Klingelhofer, writing and fine art with Montana Living Arts, and Dance with the University of Montana Dance Department. Attendees will also have an opportunity to register and learn how to use the new Brian Grant website which is designed to connect Parkinson’s patients with on-line resources, Parkinson’s event opportunities, and patients and doctors in their area. This conference is also an excellent opportunity to connect and meet with others living with Parkinson’s.


8:00 AM   Registration

8:30 AM   Dr. Matthew Brodsky: Recent Advances in Parkinson’s Disease Treatment and Research

9:30 AM   Dr. Sherry Reid: Non-Motor Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

10:15-10:30 AM   Break

10:30 AM   Candace Crosby, PhD: Hearth Flame

11:15 AM   Fernando Cardozo-Pelaez, PhD: Basic Science Approach to Understand and Treat Parkinson’s Disease

12:00-1:00 PM   Lunch Break (on your own)

1:00-1:45 PM   Sherryl Klingelhofer: Teaching the Old Brain New Tricks Workshop

2:15-3:45 PM   Living Art of Montana Art and Writing Workshops

Please choose one of the following
1. Odette Grassi — Creative Explorations
2. Lori Mitchell, RN — Creative Writing: Expression to Enhance Connection

4:15-5:00 PM   Parkinson’s Dance Project: Erica Rose Jeffrey with the help of the University of Montana Dance Department

Time: 8:00–5:00 PM
Ticket price: FREE

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Art auction and gala at the Dana Gallery for up to 120 guests. The evening will include an appetizer/cocktail meet and greet time, sit-down dinner, viewing of the closed silent auction items made by people with Parkinson’s Disease, live auction with 40 well-known Northwest artists’ works, and special guests Brian Grant and Enzo Simone.

Summit for Parkinson’s is creating an exciting opportunity for the Parkinson’s community and Missoula community. We are exhibiting a silent auction and live auction, both to benefit Parkinson’s Disease education, and awareness, at the Dana Gallery. The silent auction is made up entirely of items created by people with Parkinson’s Disease. Each item will be displayed with a photo of the artist and their brief Parkinson’s story. Items will be available at the Dana Gallery for the public to view through the month of October and participate in the silent auction bidding from October 7–21, 2011. The live auction features 40 pieces from some of the top artists of the Northwest. These items will be available for the public to view through the month of October at the Dana Gallery and the auction items will be available to the Gala attendee bidders and pre-registered online bidders on October 22, 2011.

Time: 5:30–10:00 PM
Ticket price:  $750.00 / table, or $75.00 / individual

View auction items

Thank you to the following for your support:

Gary Hughes
Jana Hood
Emilily Lennon
Nancy Pickhardt
Susan Beck
Lily Tuholske



Montana Neuroscience Institute Foundation
Dana Gallery
Brian Grant Foundation
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The Rhino
Ferguson Law Office
Rocky Mountain Development Group
Caffe Dolce
Move Missoula