The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) will hold its annual Bal du Printemps Gala at The Plaza Hotel in New York City on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Willie Geist, co-anchor of NBC News’ “Today” and co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” will be the Master of Ceremonies for the evening. The proceeds from this event will benefit PDF’s research programs.
The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation supports research and ideas that will improve the lives and futures of people touched by Parkinson’s. Founded in 1957 by William Black, creator of Chock full o’Nuts, a successful New York coffee and restaurant business, PDF was the first national not-for-profit organization to focus on Parkinson’s disease. His widow Page Morton Black served as PDF’s Chairman for than 20 years. Since its founding, PDF has invested $100 million in the research of leading scientists around the world and has committed an additional $42 million to support education and advocacy programs.
For more information, visit www.pdf.org/gala.