The Movers & Shakers Celebrate Their Second Annual Picnic for Parkinson’s Research

September 18th, 2015 Posted by Press Releases, South Florida Events, Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “The Movers & Shakers Celebrate Their Second Annual Picnic for Parkinson’s Research”

Old Style Family Picnic Takes Place on October 10th, 2015 at Quiet Waters Park

On October 10th, the Movers and Shakers, a local foundation raising funds and awareness for Parkinson’s research, will hold their second annual Picnic for Parkinson’s at Quiet Waters Park. Proceeds of the picnic will directly benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation, an organization dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson’s today.

The Movers & Shakers were founded by a group of friends, two living with Parkinson’s ; Jim Branham, Steve Schmidt and who are the Shakers of the group and the Mover is Mike Gordon. Together, they launched the Parkinson’s PIcnic because they know personally that the Parkinson’s Disease affects the entire family. “We wanted to give families a reason to get outside and have fun, while raising money for a cause that has impacted all of us personally,” explains Steve Schmidt.
Guests to the picnic will enjoy activities including a bounce house for kids, volleyball, lawn games, raffles, and food sponsored by Cheney Brothers International. Tickets for the picnic are $5 for adults and children are free; they are available through The picnic takes place from 11am to 3pm. Quiet Waters Park is located at 401 South Powerline Road Deerfield Beach, FL 33442.

Additional sponsors of the event include Calvary Chapel, City Church, and Offerdahl’s Café and Grille. Additional sponsorships are currently available.
For more information, visit the Movers and Shakers website at Parkinson’s Support Groups take place at Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale on the first and third Thursdays of every month.


To schedule an interview with the Movers & Shakers, please contact Sara Shake of Mad Studios at 954.336.3275 or

About Parkinson’s
Over five million people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s disease, a chronic, degenerative neurological disorder whose symptoms typically progress from mild tremors to complete physical incapacitation. In the United States, an estimated 60,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year alone. There is no known cure for Parkinson’s disease. Current treatments mask symptoms but do not alter or slow disease progression.

About Team Fox
Team Fox started in 2006 as the community fundraising division of The Michael J. Fox Foundation. Currently, Team Fox has over 1,600 active members and has raised more than $27 million toward accelerating a cure for Parkinson’s disease and improved therapies for those living with the condition today. The Michael J. Fox Foundation, the largest nonprofit funder of Parkinson’s Research, pursues its goals through an aggressively funded, highly targeted research program, and has invested more than $400 million in research to date. For more information, visit:;

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