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Step out of the heat and into the HAPS Summer Lecture Series during the months of June, July, and August! Since 2011, Houston Area Parkinson Society hosts this fun summer-themed event to provide participants with an opportunity to hear experts present on topics relevant to improving everyday life with Parkinson’s disease.
The 2022 Blues, Brews & BBQ benefiting Houston Area Parkinson Society was held on Sunday, May 1, 2022, at Wicklow Heights. More than 200 supporters helped raise over $50,000 for programs and services that are critical to serving the Houston Parkinson's community.
It was a lively afternoon with the perfect mix of blues music, featuring The Steve Krase Band, Trudy Lynn, Mean .44s and Bluestown Shakedown, BBQ donated by 2 Guy 1 Pit, and sweet treats donated by Tete Treats. Stephen House donated his time as photographer. Chrislord Templonuevo, one of the voices of Houston sports served as the emcee and kept the crowd on their toes.
The afternoon also consisted of a raffle featuring a stay a Hotel Zaza, a custom steel frame 1987 romic team eagle race bike, fabulous beach vacations, and more. Attendees had an opportunity to win bottles of spirits with a spirit pull ring toss, which proved to be a fun twist to the regular spirit pull.
Keys to successful long-term disease management are maintaining connections with others, staying on top of developments in research, being proactive in your care, and remaining an informed consumer.
In addition to social engagement, exercise and good mental well-being, treatment options such as medications and surgical interventions are a big component of Parkinson's care. Knowing more about the growing number of options puts you in the best position to make appropriate decisions for you.
MISSION & PURPOSE
By using a whole-human approach to community building, we reduce the fear and isolation associated with a Parkinson’s diagnosis.
We exist to ensure that no one faces a Parkinson’s diagnosis alone.