Dance for PD Class Campaign
Shaking and Shocking, performed in August in Oakland, was a powerful and emotional experience for all involved.
- Seven of the twenty-four dancers in Shaking and Shocking have Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and are participants in FREE weekly Dance for PD classes held at Danspace in North Oakland.
- Dance for PD is a program— created by the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson Group— that provides a creative dance experience with live music for all people with Parkinson’s, regardless of ability.
- Current research suggests that movement may be the only effective treatment to hold back the progression of this degenerative neurologic disease. Dance for PD provides this while creating an amazing network of support for Parkinson’s participants.
We are reaching out to you to help us raise $8,500 to underwrite a portion of the annual cost to run this Dance for PD program.
We continue to receive feedback about the performance People with Parkinson’s were empowered that their story had been told Dancers shared an intimate experience with one another. It gave a deeper understanding of the difficulties and challenges that people with Parkinson’s disease face each day.
“Here we all are, in this room together, singing and crying and dancing and facing the future all together, as one. I am aware of the miracle of the moment and I love it. These experiences have changed me in a permanent way…. With your support you can help to change lives, the lives of dancers and the lives of people with Parkinson’s.”
– Lucie, dancer in Shaking and Shocking
We hope you will join in supporting our efforts to raise $8,500 by Thanksgiving.
Please donate to Dance for PD Class Campaign.
Claudine, Naganuma, Warren Brunetti, Rose Firestone, Herb Heinz, Scott Holloway, Yvette Lehman, Patricia Needle and Ray Ponce
Support dNaga Dance for PD Class Campaign
Funds will go directly to PD Active (a non-profit organization) to support the dance classes. Donations are tax deductible.
If you prefer to donate by mail, make checks payable to:
and mail to:
473 Hudson St.
Oakland, CA 94618
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