The mission of the Houston Area Parkinson Society is to improve the quality of life for those affected by Parkinson's disease through services, education and advocacy.

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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.

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In this historic year as we pay tribute to the 200th anniversary of the discovery of Parkinson’s disease, it gives us tremendous pleasure to honor these outstanding groups and individuals. 

World Parkinson Coalition with the Roy H. Cullen Quality of Life Award in recognition of its unparalleled leadership, wisdom and dedication to helping those who live with the disease by bringing the full spectrum of the global Parkinson’s community together triennially at the World Parkinson Congress in locations throughout the world.

Robert Flatt with the Lillie Cullen Quality of Life Award for living with extraordinary purpose, courage and commitment amid the continuing changes which accompany a Parkinson’s diagnosis while reminding us that we should not let our challenges define us.

Diane Rehm with The President’s Award, given for outstanding dedication and commitment to our shared mission as she has educated and enlightened countless people, providing valuable visibility and a keen understanding of the disease through her personal perspective.

EVENT: Houston Area Parkinson Society 2017 Annual Awards Gala Changing the Face of Parkinson’s

DATE: Sunday, November 5th, 2017

TIME: 6pm-9pm / VIP Reception at 5pm with Diane Rehm for Platinum and Gold Underwriters or with purchase of $100 ticket

LOCATION: Hilton Houston Post Oak
2001 Post Oak Boulevard
Houston, Texas 77056

EVENT CHAIRS: Hala and Joe Ahmad



Platinum $10,000
Reserved Table for Ten

Silver $2,500
Reserved Seating for Eight

Gold $5,000
Reserved Table for Ten

Bronze $1,500
Reserved Seating for Five

Copper $500
Reserved Seating for Two

Individual Ticket(s)
$200 per person

Young Professional Ticket(s) 
$150 per person 

For more information on the event and ticket sales, please contact Gini Brown at 713-313-1621 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Click here for an event reply form with details which can be scanned and sent electronically to the email above, faxed and sent to 713-521-3964 or mailed to HAPS at 2700 SW Fwy, Ste 296, Houston, TX 77098. 

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