Houston Area Parkinson Society's 7th Caregiver Conference Caring for Self and Others was held Saturday, November 10, 2018. Caregivers in attendance heard from a group of esteemed physicians and professionals in the field of Parkinson’s disease, with topics developed and presented with a caregiving perspective in mind. While the conference was intended just for caregivers, HAPS knows that the general public may find some of the content important. HAPS captured the morning sessions to share with everyone. You can find the link to the videos from that day here. Again, we thank our speakers for their expertise and our sponsors who made this video possible.
45 Years of Service, 25 Years of Partnership
2019 marks the 25-year anniversary of the Chevron Houston Marathon Run for a Reason (RFAR) Program. Since 1995, race participants have been combining their reason for running with fundraising to raise awareness for meaningful causes. This year, Houston Area Parkinson Society and CanCare were two of the current 64 charities who have been proud to be involved from the start. To commemorate and celebrate its 25th year as a RFAR charity partner with the Chevron Houston Marathon, HAPS was invited to speak at the Marathon EXPO and joined Houston's Mayor Turner and Harris County Judge Hildago as honorary starters of the race!
Additionally, HAPS was featured in the 2019 RUN HOU Race Program. This long-standing partnership with the Marathon has had an incredible impact on HAPS by providing a platform that has created important visibility and community-building opportunities and has allowed HAPS to raise over 1 million dollars over the course of our 25 years of participation!
Saturday morning an eager group of nearly 200 TEAM HAPS members braved the brisk winter weather and assembled to participate in the We Are Houston 5K and over 40 runners hit Sunday's Half and Full Marathons on an equally cold and very early morning. On Saturday after the 5K, a group gathered at El Tiempo on Navigation to celebrate finishing the race, warm up, and enjoy yummy food! On Sunday, HAPS welcomed runners at the tent with drinks, snacks, a resting place, and smiles ready to congratulate half and full marathoners on their accomplishments. Be sure to check the HAPS Facebook page to see all the pictures from this fun weekend!
HAPS thanks all who made this year's marathon an event to remember. Special thanks to our 2019 Marathon Chairs, Jeff Hurlbert and Sherry Hunter (pictured above), for assembling the team and leading the way. Many thanks to our sponsors: Allegiance Bank, Enterprise, Beck Redden, Home Instead, Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Citation Oil & Gas Corp, Abbott, and Mia’s Table for their contributions and support.
As with all HAPS funding, what's raised by the community goes back into the community. To date, over $114,000 has been raised setting the stage for a successful and exciting year to come! You still have time to support this year's event! The fundraising deadline is February 15th and we won't stop until we reach the finish line. You can donate to your favorite fundraiser's page or to the general HAPS page. To learn more about the 2019 Marathon efforts, please visit hapsonline.org or contact Madelyn Perry at 713-313-1669. Go TEAM HAPS!
Join us for Blues, Brews and Barbecue at our Picnic for Parkinson's benefiting Houston Area Parkinson Society (HAPS) chaired by Kelly and Matthew Simon.
This fun-filled event will include live blues music, a barbecue cook-off, and silent auction. Cook-Off Teams will submit their Best Meat, Sauce and Side to compete for the Judge's Choice and People's Choice* Awards!
Sunday, April 14, 2019**
12 PM – 5 PM (VIP entry at 11 AM)
Wicklow Heights - 1027 West 19th Street
VIP tickets to the event are $70. Entry includes early event entry, a swag bag, a sample from each Cook-Off Team and access to venue with live music.
General tickets to the event are $40. Entry includes a sample from each Cook-Off Team and access to venue with live music.