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Presbyterian Home needs your help in raising funds for its Telemedicine Program

Each year the Presbyterian Home hosts a walk honoring individuals who have been touched by Parkinson Disease either personally or through a loved one. Past honorees have included, professional golf legend Ted Kroll, NHL Hockey player Rob Esche, singer and songwriter Benny Mardones (most notably recognized for his number one hit "Into the Night") and most recently Rasheda Ali, world renowned author and daughter of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali. The money raised from the events each year goes directly back into our Parkinson program. We are proud to say that our program keeps expanding every year but with expansion comes more cost. This is why we need your help!

Presbyterian Home is now into its fifth year of providing telemedicine neurological consults to over 45 persons from our area suffering with Parkinson Disease. These “office visits” are conducted by movement disorder specialists from the University of Rochester and Johns Hopkins University Neurological Departments.

The program allows patients the opportunity to speak with their doctors via technology right from the campus of the Presbyterian Home located in New Hartford, NY. For an average individual it takes roughly 2.5 hours to travel to Rochester, NY from New Hartford. For someone dealing with Parkinson that trip nearly doubles. So for most, the likelihood of getting to a neurologist is either a dream or a once a year trip that exhausts them both mentally and physically. With your support we can continue our necessary program and continue to help community members get the help they need.

Please take a moment to view our two short videos. The individuals featured are actual patients in our program who truly describe how important the program is.

Thank you for your support in our efforts to make life a little easier for those living with Parkinson Disease.
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