Poets for Parkinson’s: Over $8k Raised!

pfp-fox logoThanks to your generous support, the second annual  Poets for Parkinson’s event  was a big success raising over eight-thousand dollars; $8,315.00 to be exact.  What’s more, we did it with poetry. Who would have thunk? Thank you for your support. YOU have made a difference in the search for a cure for Parkinson’s disease.

If you could not join us at the event, there is still time to make a difference. As we close the books on another year, we’d like to finish strong, Help us reach our new year-end goal and we’ll help you with you Holiday shopping.

DONATE NOW and knock someone off your holiday gift list. Here’s how:

From now through the end of the year you can make a donation and get a book. Let’s see if we can break $10k Here’s the deal:

Make a donation of $50 and receive a signed paperback copy of Renegade Pinky (only 10 available) DONATE NOW >>

Make a donation of $100 and receive a signed hardcover copy of Renegade Pinky (only 5 available) DONATE NOW >>

Make a Donation of $250 or more and receive a copy of Life in Balance (only 2 available) DONATE NOW >>

renegade-pinkyRenegade Pinky Poetry and Prose
“With Renegade Pinky Andy Weatherwax takes us on an honest and intimate journey from the pain and isolation that accompanied his diagnosis with early-onset Parkinson’s disease to, the profound understanding of his illness as a gift.”

Life in Balance
Life in Balance a photo essay of balanced rock work by Andy Weatherwax.  The sculptures are symbolic of the delicate and tenuous balance of life, the beauty of natures order, and the discipline required to achieve inner balance. They are also representative of his own struggles with physical immobility and balance brought about by illness.

Give what you can! Every dollar counts.

Thanks again for your support!

Poets for Parkinson’s: 2nd Annual!

Last years event wpfp-fox logoas a sellout and we raised over $6K. So let’s do it again! Seating is limited so make your donation today.

To reserve your seat simply CLICK HERE and make a $50, or more, donation per person. Your name will be added to our guest list.

Space is limited! DONATE NOW! >>

Who: Andy Weatherwax &
The Meeting House Poets

What: Book Launch & Poetry Reading proceeds to Benefit The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

Where: South Church | 949 Main St | So. Glastonbury, CT 06073

When: Friday, June 5, 2015 | 6:30 – 8:30

Tickets: $50.00 per person

For tickets go to TEAM FOX Poets for Parkinson’s >>

Dear Friends and Family,

This fall it will have been 15 years since I first heard the words ‘Parkinson’s disease’ as they pertained to me. The neurologist said something like, “I can’t be sure, but you may have Parkinson’s disease.” To which  I replied, “huh?”

Looking back, the symptoms first appeared about two years earlier. And it would be another year before I was examined by a movement disorder specialist for the final authoritative, “You have Parkinson’s disease.”

Today I am proud to be playing a part in the fight against Parkinson’s disease. As Team Fox members, Josa and I will be hosting the second annual Poets for Parkinson’s fundraiser. And we’ll be asking friends and family for support. Taking on the challenge of this fundraising endeavor is both exciting and inspiring. I am making a commitment to raise funds and awareness for Parkinson’s disease (PD). I am dedicating my efforts to The Michael J. Fox Foundation because I believe that I am helping to ultimately shorten the road to a cure.

Over five million people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) — a chronic degenerative neurological disorder whose symptoms typically progress from mild tremors to complete physical incapacitation. In the United States, 60,000 new cases of PD will be diagnosed this year alone. While the average age of onset is 60, an estimated five to 10 percent of people with PD experience onset at age 40 or younger.

There is no known cure for Parkinson’s disease. Currently available treatments temporarily mask symptoms while the disease continues to progress. The Michael J. Fox Foundation 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.

I’m asking for your support in our race to put an end to PD.  This year our goal is to raise $7,000. Please help me reach my goal by making a contribution now. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law and can be made payable to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. You can visit my Team Fox fundraising page at http://www2.michaeljfox.org/goto/p4p to make a secure gift online. I invite you to join me in making a difference in the lives of those living with Parkinson’s disease. Thank you.


For tickets go to TEAM FOX Poets for Parkinson’s >>

Toshinori Kondo

Homage to Toshinori Kondo

Some call it noise. I call it beautiful.

Next time you hear a piece of music you think is noise or view a painting you think is ugly, ask yourself “Why do I think this is not beautiful?” If you think about it long enough, you will soon realize there is no reason.

Recorded on a 1/4-inch Tascam 4-track in 1987.

“Kondo” from Trolling for Olives by Wax. Released: 1987.
Wax: All trumpets, bass, drum and synth programming.