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Dear Neuro Challenge Friends,
 

Tis the Season…to give and to get. It’s always fun getting gifts during the holidays, but I find giving gifts to be more gratifying. That is why the gifts we offer from Neuro Challenge to the Parkinson’s community warms my heart well beyond the holidays. I am grateful for the opportunity to support people fighting the disease. Our care advising and support groups are a salvation for many. This disease can last years and it’s only natural for feelings on hopelessness to set in; however, through the support we provide people fighting Parkinson’s we are giving the gift of hope and courage to fight another day, another hour, another minute.

In my role I get to engage in some profound conversations with Parkinson fighters. I recently met a 62-year-old man who shared how he is coping with the anger he has felt since being diagnosed. He talked about his tough days, his desire to stay in bed all day, his fortitude to not tell anyone because he felt with the diagnosis, he was losing his place in the world. How is he coping with his anger? He exercises, a lot! I’m sure you’ve heard the benefits of exercise for people with Parkinson’s, but this man found a way out of the darkness by doing a lot of physical exercise. He found hope again by throwing himself into the disease instead of ignoring the disease. The gift of hope is the best gift you can give.

At Neuro Challenge we depend on YOU to keep giving the gift of hope to people fighting Parkinson’s. The holiday season is a time when many make charitable contributions. Your holiday giving helps to brighten the season for many who need support and connection. Our programs are offered at no charge to people with Parkinson’s and their care partners, and that is because of your generous support. In your end of year giving, we hope you are compelled to give to Neuro Challenge, to give the gift of hope.
 
Your gift between $5 and $500 will be doubled when you give today through the Louis and Gloria Flanzer Philanthropic Trust. Click here to make your donation. Neuro Challenge is so grateful to have the opportunity to double our impact on the Parkinson’s community through this special matching gift program.

Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, or Kwanza the staff and board of directors at Neuro Challenge Foundation wish you a peaceful holiday season.

Thank you for your continued support, trust, and confidence in Neuro Challenge Foundation. We look forward to serving you and your family through the holidays and into the new year!

Yours in the journey, 
 
Sara Grivetti, PhD, CRC
Chief Executive Officer
 
Support our "Better Approach to Parkinson's" with your gift today- click here to donate.
Your gift between $5 and $500 will be matched through the Flanzer Contribution Matching Program. Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson's is one of many organizations participating in this program. To ensure your gift is designated to our organization, select "Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson's" from the charity list on the donation site.
Neuro Challenge is so grateful for all that Pete and Kelly Gaylord have done for the Parkinson's community!  Pete was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2005 and at that time he decided to meet Parkinson's head on. Pete and Kelly have facilitated support groups, taught exercise classes, made us laugh and presented their "10 best tips for Living with PD" to the community many times. Last week Pete tied for 3rd place out of 12 performers in the finals of “1st Comic Standing: A Comedy Competition"! Great Job, Pete! Click here to see the the video of his performance.
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Neuro Challenge is grateful to continue to serve the Parkinson’s community by providing a caring and supportive space to assist along the Parkinson’s journey. Don't forget to visit the Program Calendar to stay up to date with ALL of the programs being offered. 
Click to visit the Program Calendar!
Upcoming Educational Events
Click to Register for the Parkinson's Expo!

Marion County
Saturday, January 28, 2023
9:00am-12:00pm
Ocala One Health Center
1714 SW 1st Ave Ocala, FL 34471

Charlotte County
Saturday, February 11, 2023
9:00am-12:00pm
Location: TBA

Highlands County
Saturday, March 4, 2023
9:00am-12:00pm
Change of Pace at Sebring Christian Church
4145 Hammock Rd, Sebring, FL 33872

Sponsor Opportunities are available. Click here for more details. 
Neuro Challenge Care Advisors offer free individualized guidance to people with Parkinson’s, their caregivers and families.

The cornerstone of Neuro Challenge Foundation's programming is our Care Advisors. The Care Advisors help people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers navigate the complexities of managing the disease by providing individualized support and community resource referrals in your area.

Care advising is offered FREE to all members of the Parkinson's community at any stage of the journey.
 
Call Neuro Challenge Foundation at 941-926-6413 to schedule an appointment with a Care Advisor or send an email to info@neurochallenge.org.
All Neuro Challenge programs and services are provided at no charge.

Para obtener más información en español, comuníquese con Yazmil Soriano en yazmil@neurochallenge.org o 941-926-6413 ext. 200
Todos los programas y servicios de Neuro Challenge son gratuitos.
Click Here to Meet the Care Advisors!
All Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson's programs and services are provided to the Parkinson's community at no charge. Please consider making a donation today! 
Donate Here!
Host a fundraiser to benefit Neuro Challenge!
You can celebrate by hosting a fundraiser to honor those you love, and help support Neuro Challenge and the local Parkinson's Community. 100% of all donations go directly to Neuro Challenge - Facebook does not keep one penny.
 
It is FUN, FREE and EASY!  
To create a Facebook fundraiser for a Neuro Challenge, click here or follow these steps:
       Go to your Facebook Account
  1. Click  Fundraisers in the left menu of your News Feed.
  2. Click Raise Money.
  3. Select Nonprofit or Charity.
  4. Select a charitable organization, choose a cover photo and fill in the fundraiser details.
  5. Click Create.
  6. Then INVITE your friends!
That's it!  You are fundraising!  And Celebrating!  
You Shop Amazon Gives

Want to help make a difference while you shop on Amazon?

Simply follow the instructions below to select "Neuro Challenge Foundation Inc" as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app or go to smile.amazon.com on your computer to shop. They'll donate a portion of your eligible purchases to us!

How it works on the Amazon App:
1. Open the Amazon app on your phone
2. Select the main menu (=) & tap on "AmazonSmile" within Programs & Features
3. Select "Neuro Challenge Foundation Inc" as your charity
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app

How it works on your computer:
1. Click on this link to shop online:
 smile.amazon.com
2. Click Start Shopping to sign in
3. Make your purchases and AmazonSmile will donate


Make sure that Neuro Challenge Foundation Inc. is selected as your charitable organization of choice when you checkout!
Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.
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Staying Connected! 

Now more then ever it is important we stay connected. By commenting, liking, and sharing our content on social media, you can help spread information about the therapeutic, educational and support programs and Care Advising services Neuro Challenge offers to the Parkinson's community at no charge. Click on the social media icons to get connected today! Simply by forwarding this email to your family and friends in the PD community, you will help spread the word of the great services Neuro Challenge provides to people with Parkinson's and their care partners. 
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722 Apex Road, Unit A, Sarasota FL  34240
Phone:  941-926-6413 I www.neurochallenge.org

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