David Eger, Ph.D., of White Plains, NY, has struck a chord in his community in the fight against Parkinson’s disease for over a decade. He will continue the warm tradition, hosting the 12th annual Music for Parkinson’s Research (MPR) concert on Sunday, November 9 to benefit the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF). The afternoon of chamber music will begin at 3:30 PM at the Congregation Emanu-El in East Rye, NY.
Dr. Eger, founding Co-chair of PDF’s People with Parkinson’s Advisory Council, co-founded the event with members of the community in 2003 to help move research forward. Since then, Music for Parkinson’s has raised nearly $500,000 for Parkinson’s research, annually drawing more than one hundred guests and the support of nationally and internationally acclaimed musicians.
Crowd favorites the Attacca Quartet, Quartet in Residence for the Metropolitan Museum of Art will perform with pianist Gena Raps, of New York, NY, a Julliard graduate and faculty member at The New School in New York. Guests are invited to a wine and cheese reception with the musicians following the concert.
“At PDF, we are grateful to Dr. Eger and his community who put their passion for music to work for the Parkinson’s cause each year. Their efforts are instrumental in helping to fund the most promising research and improving the lives of the nearly one million people across the country living with Parkinson’s,” says PDF President Robin Elliott.
To purchase tickets for Music for Parkinson’s, visit www.pdf.org/music, call (800) 457-6676, or email [email protected]