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Sip and Shop to Benefit Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research

 

You're invited to the Mellow Monkey Sip & Shop Event to benefit the The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. 

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research

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 cocktails

  • Complimentary hors d'oeuvres

  • Raffle / Door prizes

  • 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)

 

 

 

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.

Our team works tirelessly every day with one urgent goal in mind: Accelerating breakthroughs patients can feel in their everyday lives. We strive to make progress in the following key areas by evaluating risk, opportunities, and challenges through a patient-focused lens:

  • Speed treatments that can slow, stop or reverse the progression of Parkinson's disease
  • Speed better treatments for the currently unaddressed or under-addressed symptoms of Parkinson's disease
  • Speed treatments to address or avoid the debilitating side effects of current Parkinson's disease drugs

We are obsessed with efficiency.

We operate with a focused sense of optimistic urgency to find a cure for Parkinson's and to ensure the development of improved therapies for people living with Parkinson's today. We won't stop until a cure is found. We're on it.

We won't stop until a cure is found.

We take pride in all our accomplishments so far. But ultimately we have only one definition of success: Scientific solutions that produce tangible improvements in patients' lives.

We are risk-takers and problem-solvers.

From inception, MJFF has invested in high-risk, high-reward research targets; an approach that in 10 short years has transformed the broader approach in the PD research field.

Our model is different.

It is accepted practice among private disease research funders that the most important decisions -- how to allocate donor-raised dollars -- are made by external scientific advisors and boards. We bucked this model from day one in favor of building an in-house team of formally trained PhDs and business-trained project managers.

 

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. 

 

 

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