This summer marks the 7th year that HAPS Board members Rob Kerr and Jim Thorp have sponsored the Kerr/Thorp Challenge when they match dollar for dollar donations from individuals during the months of June, July and August.
In recent years, response to the needs of Houston’s Parkinson’s population has called for growth in HAPS programs and resources and revenues. Last year, with outstanding generosity from the community, HAPS raised over a million dollars to support its programs and services. This made it possible to add 8 therapeutic exercise and 3 support groups. We added another therapeutic exercise and support group in early 2018 bringing the number of groups HAPS currently offers to 64, totaling nearly 200 therapeutic exercise and support group sessions each month. Additional services provided are transportation, social services, subsidized respite care and emergency financial assistance. And HAPS presents Newly Diagnosed Education Programs, a Summer Lecture Series, an annual Educational Conference, enrichment programs and a national self-efficacy workshop. All of HAPS programs remain free of charge as they have for over 44 years.
The Kerr/Thorp Challenge presents the perfect opportunity for all the stakeholders of our organization to join Rob and Jim as champions for the cause. Help make a difference by making a contribution now and double the impact of your support. Through our collective efforts—we can move the HAPS mission forward and continue to improve the quality of life for those living with Parkinson’s disease!
Click here if you would like to make a contribution to this year's Challenge campaign.
Summer is just around the corner and so is the HAPS Summer Lecture Series! Started in 2011, the HAPS Summer Lecture Series, held during the months of June, July and August, provides participants an opportunity to take a break from the heat and hear experts present on topics relevant to improving everyday life with Parkinson's disease. This year's sessions will be held the following Saturdays: June 2nd, July 14th and August 4th.
Beat the heat and join us for these "pop-up" educational programs in July!
This summer HAPS is offering two bonus lectures featuring Baylor College of Medicine Movement Disorder Fellows. Each session is limited to 50 participants and will begin with an ice cream social! So, come get the inside scoop on Dysautonomia and Parkinson's and Parkinson's Medications this July.
Friday, July 6th
Dysautonomia and Parkinson's
Presented by Isabel Alfradique-Dunham, MD
1:00 - 2:30 pm
Friday, July 20th
Presented by Nicki Niemann, MD