Given the unforeseen circumstances related to Hurricane Harvey, we have rescheduled our Annual Awards Gala, Changing the Face of Parkinson’s, originally scheduled to take place Sunday, October 1, 2017.
New date, Sunday, November 5, 2017
Each year, HAPS holds an Annual Awards Gala to honor those who have made a significant impact in the Parkinson's community. We are pleased to announce that the 2017 Annual Awards Gala, Changing the Face of Parkinson's, will be held Sunday, November 5th at 6pm at the Hilton Houston Post Oak. Chaired by Hala & Joe Ahmad along with Young Professional Chairs Izzy & John Schulte, this special evening will include an Awards Program, Dinner and Dancing. Honoree Diane Rehm will be a guest speaker and there will be a special VIP Reception with her at 5pm for Platinum and Gold Underwriters, and their guests, or with the additional purchase of a $100 ticket for those attending the gala. Click here to purchase tickets online.
This event will raise awareness and generate critical funds to help further the mission of the only Parkinson’s organization in the greater Houston area that offers vital comprehensive programs to help thousands of families manage the daily challenges brought on by this progressive disease. For forty-three years, HAPS has improved the lives of those affected through crucial services free of charge that support long-term disease management.
Special thanks to our media sponsor Houston Public Media.
While Houston is in full recovery mode from Hurricane Harvey, Houston Area Parkinson Society continues to respond to its clients who have the added challenge of specialized needs related to the management of Parkinson’s disease. This catastrophic event has left many HAPS clients with damage to their homes and an inability to access basic supplies, pharmacies, physicians or normal routines for disease management. Many who are now in shelters are there with a limited amount of Parkinson’s medications to take, the timing of which is critical to their ability to function, and may be without necessary adaptive equipment that makes their mobility possible.
Beyond the immediate concerns, there will be tremendous recovery needs for a long time to come. We know that many in our community have lost much and have experienced a significant amount of trauma. Making a donation will allow HAPS to assist our Parkinson's community with what is required to get their lives back on track post-Harvey. Together we can help those with Parkinson's affected by the storm rebuild and recover.
On behalf of the thousands of families in the 8-county area HAPS serves, thank you for your support!
DONATE NOW - here are some examples of how your donation can help
$1,000 - Replacement of medical equipment and assistive devices
$500 - A month’s supply of Parkinson’s medications
$250 - Groceries for two weeks for family of two
$100 - Five hours of assistance from home care agency
$50 - Round-trip ride to the neurologist for one
HAPS has officially been accepted to the 2018 Run for a Reason (RFAR) program in the 2018 Chevron Houston Marathon!
This year, HAPS will bring back the popular superhero theme with heroes never before seen, offer new and exciting fundraising incentives and much more!
Click here to read more about how you can get involved in this year's event...