"The fourth annual Grand Prix de Monaco Casino Night, a gala evening to raise funds for Parkinson’s disease research, will be held at Flow BMW (2565 Peters Creek Parkway in Winston-Salem) on Saturday, September 13, 2014, from 7:00 – 11 p.m. Proceeds from the event will go to Team Fox, the fundraising arm of the Michael J. Fox Foundation, to help fund Parkinson’s research. Tickets are $75 per person; persons living with Parkinson’s pay just $65. Visit the event website, www.TeamWS.org, for ticket order forms, opportunities to donate, and more information.
Guests at Casino Night will receive $10,000 in casino chips to enjoy at blackjack, roulette, craps and Texas Hold’em gaming tables staffed by professional croupiers. The ticket price also includes a choice of wine, beer or soft drinks and delectable heavy hors d’oeuvres provided by area restaurants and caterers. Fine jewelry, artwork and travel destination packages are just some of the items that will be offered at the event’s silent auction, and games and raffles for exciting gifts will be held throughout the evening.
Since it began in 2011, Casino Night events have raised over $40,000 for Parkinson’s disease research. About 50,000 people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) each year in the United States. Worldwide, some six million people have the disease, which has no cure. However, research advances have led to better understanding of PD and medical and surgical therapies that benefit individuals living with the disease.
Launched in 2000, The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) is 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. To date, the MJFF has funded over $297 million in Parkinson’s research. Team Fox was organized in 2006 to support individuals and groups around the world who are engaged in raising funds for PD research. In just seven years, Team Fox members have raised over $15 million through volunteer efforts like Grand Prix de Monaco Casino Night. For more information on MJFF and Team Fox, visit www.michaeljfox.org
As a result of the success of the 2011 Grand Prix de Monaco Casino Night, TeamWS was formed in early 2012 to help increase awareness about Parkinson's disease and to raise money for Parkinson's Research through fundraising activities. For more information on this event, contact Camille Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.TeamWS.org."
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