You're invited to the Mellow Monkey Sip & Shop Event to benefit the The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
Friday July 26th from 5-8pm
Enjoy complimentary libations while you browse through Mellow Monkey's extensive collection of gifts and home decor while helping to fund research for this chronic, degenerative neurological disorder that affects one in 100 people over age 60.
Private shopping event
Complimentary hors d'oeuvres courtesy of The Beach House Grill and Bar at Short Beach
A portion of all sales* during the event will be donated to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
Free tickets (must be 21 years or older to attend)
As many of the customers of Mellow Monkey know, I lost my Mom to a long and difficult battle with Parkinson's Disease in July of 2018. She loved the Michael J. Fox Foundation and the hope it brought to her and anyone struggling with this disease. That's why it is a deeply personal commitment I make in honor of my Mom to support this important, game changing organization aimed at research, awareness and answers for people suffering with this disease. Thank you in advance for your support.
The following three short films explore how Foundation community members are, each in their own ways, "here for" -- accelerating progress toward improved treatments and a cure for Parkinson's disease.
Shop the Store while helping to support The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
Parkinson's disease is a chronic, degenerative neurological disorder that affects one in 100 people over age 60. While the average age at onset is 60, people have been diagnosed as young as 18. There is no objective test, or biomarker, for Parkinson's disease, so the rate of misdiagnosis can be relatively high, especially when the diagnosis is made by a non-specialist. Estimates of the number of people living with the disease therefore vary, but recent research indicates that at least one million people in the United States, and more than five million worldwide, have Parkinson's disease.
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research - Core Values
We are 100% patient-focused.
We are obsessed with efficiency.
We won't stop until a cure is found.
We are risk-takers and problem-solvers.
Our model is different.
Tickets availability is limited - and tickets are FREE but you must have a ticket to attend (sorry, no exceptions).
* 20% of the proceeds before sales tax from regularly priced merchandise in store will be donated to the The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. Sale and clearance items and gift card purchases are excluded.