Rahway resident Greg Hardoby is taking a swing at Parkinson’s disease. He is inviting the community to participate in the Putt Fore Parkinson’s golf outing to benefit the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF). It will take place on Monday, September 15 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Hyatt Hills Golf Complex in Clark.
Mr. Hardoby is a personnel manager at a local hospital and an adjunct professor. He already volunteers with PDF as a Research Advocate. He was inspired to organize the golf outing after recently playing in a golf tournament with his son, Alex. He says, “My son was able to hit a ball with ease. When I approached the ball, I hesitated a bit because I lacked the confidence in my abilities that I once had. But at my first attempt swinging, my club came down and hit the ball! I emphatically encourage others living with Parkinson’s, like me, who think they can never play golf to accept the challenge and give it a try.”
Mr. Hardoby adds, “I hope to raise more awareness of Parkinson’s disease. That awareness will generate donations, and the donations will lead to more research, and more research will ultimately lead to a cure,” says Mr. Hardoby.
He and his wife Maria, and their children Ann Marie and Alex, are working with the PDF Champions program, the grassroots fundraising arm of the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation. The 18-hole golf outing, beginning with a shotgun start at 1:00 PM, will feature a best ball scramble format. It will also include a barbeque, roving beverage cart and pig roast. There will be several contests such as longest drive, hit the green, beat the pro and closest to the pin with an awards banquet in the evening. Registration to participate is $150 per golfer or $50 for dinner.
PDF President Robin Elliott said, “At PDF, we are grateful for PDF Champions like the Hardoby family who are dedicated to funding the most promising research and raising awareness about the impact of Parkinson’s. Their efforts will help PDF to improve the lives and futures of the nearly one million others across the country living with Parkinson’s.”
For more information and to support Mr. Hardoby’s fundraising efforts contact PDF at (800) 457-6676, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.pdf.org.
About Parkinson’s Disease
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder that affects nearly one million people in the US. Although promising research is being conducted, there is currently no cure for Parkinson’s.
About the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation
The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) is a leading national presence in Parkinson’s disease research, education and public advocacy. We are working for the nearly one million people in the US who live with Parkinson’s disease by funding promising scientific research while supporting people living with Parkinson’s disease through educational programs and services. Since its founding in 1957, PDF has dedicated $105 million to fund the work of leading scientists throughout the world and $44 million to support education and advocacy programs.