Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to the 2013 Udall Awards Dinner. Your contributions are critical to furthering the Parkinson's Action Network’s important work for better treatments and a cure for Parkinson's disease, and almost 20 percent of our annual income comes from friends and supporters of this evening.
Learn more about PAN and hear why attendees and sponsors support the organization and the Morris K. Udall Awards Dinner.
NPR’s Diane Rehm kicked off the night with an interview with renowned author and neurologist Oliver Sacks, M.D .
PAN CEO Amy Comstock Rick spoke to the audience about the importance of PAN’s work in the Parkinson’s community.
PAN also gave out three awards to individuals who have made significant contributions to the Parkinson’s community.
Nebraska State Director Monnie Lindsay  received the Milly Kondracke Award for Outstanding Advocacy.
The Honorable Eric K. Shinseki , secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), received the Morris K. Udall Award for Public Service. Fernando Rivera, acting deputy under secretary for operations and management at the VA accepted the Award on Secretary Shinseki’s behalf.
PAN also presented the 2013 Postdoctoral Advocacy Prize to Brittany Dugger .
We are also pleased to announce that the generous supporters of PAN were able to raise $30,000 for the PAN Forum Scholarship Fund so that grassroots leaders from across the country can attend the PAN Leadership Forum in February. The Leadership Forum is a three-day conference in Washington, DC during which more than 100 grassroots leaders gather to learn the latest in public policy and research in Parkinson’s disease. Thanks to their contributions, we are on our way to our goal for the Fund of $150,000. To help this effort, click here .
Morris K. Udall Awards Dinner Sponsors
We are grateful to the individuals, companies, and organizations for their generous support of the Morris K. Udall Awards Dinner and the Parkinson's Action Network. Click here for the full list .