Geoffrey and I celebrated New Year’s Eve in our traditional way – with our good friends Wayne & Fran. This year our celebration is in Sebastian and we chose our favorite restaurant, The Yellow Dog. This restaurant has long been one of our favorites and Wayne and Fran love it too! The Yellow Dog, with its beautiful view of the Indian River could not have been more festive for New Year’s Eve! Our table overlooked the water and I cannot think of a more perfect spot to spend the last night of 2010! So many good things have happened in . . . → Read More: 184 Days To Mt Kilimanjaro – Parker’s Climb – New Year’s Eve
I found an article reporting many interesting findings in health related issues over the year 2010, and decided it was worth sharing! This article can be seen in it’s entirety at HealthJockey.com and it is worth a read! If I can have one wish for 2011, it is that one day I will be writing to announce that the cure for Parkinson’s disease has been found! Prayers for the Cure! pkp
Enthralling Health News From 2010 Reported by healthjockey.com
The past year has undoubtedly introduced us to fruitful therapies and technologies for several ailments and conditions. 2010 witnessed a . . . → Read More: 186 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – 2010 Health Discoveries
It is with great pleasure that Parker’s Climb launches Peter Glenn of Vermont to our retail line up to benefit our 2011 Team Fox Event! I cannot think of a better retail partner to represent in keeping with our sporting mission towards climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in July 2011 to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Geoffrey and I are extremely fortunate that we have a Peter Glenn store in Ft. Lauderdale. We have already purchased things there for our previous two climbs of Mt. Katahdin and Mt. Greylock, and I just placed our first order on line! Every order . . . → Read More: 187 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Parker’s Climb Launches Amazing Sporting Brand To Benefit Team Fox
The name of Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park comes from a Maasai word meaning “the place where the land moves on forever.”
Earlier this year the Tanzanian government announced plans to allow a road to be built through the Serengeti National Park. I have read that this discussion has gone on for years, but now it would seem that this may become a reality. The plans call for a major road to be built through the northern part of the wilderness park which would include a designated wilderness park and a major part of the migration route.
In a tremendous article written by Olivia . . . → Read More: 188 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Greed Could End Serengeti Migration
With the Christmas holiday behind us, we quickly switch gears and start thinking about how we are going to celebrate New Year’s Eve. I read a poll that said 67% of Americans prefer to stay home on New Year’s Eve – that number seems a little high to me but I must openly admit that Geoffrey and I generally fall into that category. This year we will enjoy dinner with good friends which might just keep us awake to midnight.
I began to wonder how people in Tanzania celebrate the New Years holiday, prompting me to do a little reading . . . → Read More: 189 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – New Years – Tanzania Style
Merry Christmas from Parker’s Climb. Here is a look at some of my favorite things of the season this year! We are so blessed in our lives – I wish there could be a way to just bottle the joy and peace I felt on Christmas! When you recognize that all that really matters is the love of family, and friends, and the celebration of the birth of Christ, what more could we ask for? Merry Christmas from Geoff & Pam
A Beautiful Menorah For The Festival of Lights – Hanukkah Celebration
We celebrated Hanukkah with friends and it . . . → Read More: 190 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Merry Christmas From Parker’s Climb
As I write this on Christmas Eve, many friends from around the world are already awake on Christmas Day. As I write, they along with their children are already opening their Christmas presents and enjoying the magic of the holiday. 圣诞快乐 Macy, Sam and Kwok in Hong Kong! It has been a long night already for Santa Clause, and he still has a lot of work ahead of him to make his way to us as we sleep tonight in Pompano Beach. Soon he will be making his way to my favorite place, Italy. Buon Natale to Dario, Flaviana, Francesca, Miriam . . . → Read More: 191 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Christmas Eve’s Santa Update
In November I republished a story printed by the Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN) detailing the need for individuals to contact their local state representatives asking them to help urge Senator Tom Coburn, Senator from Oklahoma not to stop passage of HR 1362/S1273 (the National Neurological Surveillance Systems Act) which came up for vote this week during the lame duck session. You can see a reprint of this post at 223 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Your Help Is Needed.
The bill was designed to create a national data system for all neurological diseases, including Parkinson’s disease. In November, the bill was . . . → Read More: 192 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Senator Coburn Stops National Data System for Neurological Diseases
It is already Wednesday night, just three days before Christmas and I am feeling a bit unorganized, and just a little OVERWHELMED! Is it just me? There are about twenty things I should be doing and not a one of them are done! I have two Parker’s Climb posts that are in draft format and not posted for Monday and Tuesday – that is just not like me – and believe me if my post are not up I do not sleep well!
Do you sometimes look at the clock and just wonder where all the hours go? I am . . . → Read More: 193 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Scottish Scientist Announce Brain Disease Breakthrough
ProSavin is an experimental drug believed to be of use in the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease. It is administered to the striatum in the brain, inducing production of dopamine.
It is manufactured by Oxford BioMedica, who started European Phase I clinical trials in 2007. Prior to the test on Parkinson’s patients, animal trials have been a success, with dopamine levels restored without the side effects associated with other current treatments for Parkinson’s, in particular, without the jerky involuntary movements associated with current drugs.
Nine new patients will begin new clinical trials during 2011 and if these trials prove successful this . . . → Read More: 194 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Human Trials Positive In New Parkinson’s Drug