Who’s your inspiration in the fight against PD? Mine is Doug. I’m honoring him with a research challenge in his name, benefiting PDF. You can too.

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Dear Friend:

Who's your inspiration in the fight against Parkinson’s disease? Who would you like to honor? Is it a person with PD, a care partner or doctor?

For me, it's Doug. He passed away two years ago and I remain committed to fighting PD in his honor, day in and day out.

Doug loved to problem-solve, travel, go to concerts, play golf, basketball and baseball and take a drive. But after living with PD, at age 57, he was no longer able to do those things he loved. He never complained, but as a loved one, I wished there was something I could do.

Last year, I set up a fundraising challenge in Doug’s memory. For each donation our friends made to PDF in his name, I have promised to match it. I’m proud to say that with help from our friends, plus my matching donations, we have raised nearly $65,000. 

Please join me in funding research in honor of a loved one – whether it’s $65,000, $650, or $6.50.  Let’s pay tribute to those like Doug who fought PD for so long. And let’s honor those who can still benefit from PDF's research programs.

Let’s mark those anniversaries and birthdays with something really meaningful – gifts in honor of our loved ones. PDF will alert your loved one of your gift with a card featuring beautiful artwork created by a person with PD.

Friends, I believe that the cure for PD can be found, but research is needed to make that happen. It's up to us to support PDF, so that someday — soon —  no one else suffers from Parkinson’s as Doug did.

Together, let's make this disease a thing of the past.


Suzanne Cadgène (life partner to Doug)


Suzann and Doug
Suzann and Doug in Paris

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