TC AZ is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) Charity - AZ QCO Code 22218
Parkinson Alliance was founded in 1999 as a national nonprofit organization to foster philanthropic activities to raise funds for the most promising Parkinson’s disease research that will find the cure. Together with the Parkinson’s Unity Walk, they have funded over $30 million in research science since the founding. Unity Walk, the largest single-day community fundraising event takes place each spring in New York City’s Central Park.
This year a virtual event will be held in lieu of that massive outdoor walk. Parkinson Alliance has responsibility for Team Parkinson, a well-known fundraising organization on the West Coast which has been led by John and Edna Ball as an official charity of the Los Angeles Marathon. The Parkinson Alliance is listed among the RESOURCES on our website. Our website has links to other PD organizations; by visiting these websites you can learn as well as be inspired.
Tremble Clefs Arizona was part of the virtual Unity Walk. We were represented by two videos in the Bandshell Activities section. Sun Joo Lee was Captain of the fundraising team Tremble Clefs Arizona. There's a wealth of good information on their Unity Walk website.
Our members were recorded singing “We Go On Day By Day” written by our own Beth Lee. Tremble Clefs Arizona joined in this virtual concert with two Tremble Clefs groups from Southern California, the Orange County TC and the San Diego TC. Singers were photographed and recorded by Iowa University students. That video is here for you to watch and enjoy. The song has a powerful message. Lyrics are in the Singers section of the website.
Check out this great video. You will see the directors of choral groups for people with Parkinson's disease. Part of the PD Virtual Singing Festival, it premiered on Sept. 30, 2020. Sun Joo Lee, our TC AZ Music Director, is one of the singers.
Many of our members accepted an invitation to participate in a virtual PD singing festival. We were invited in the summer of 2020 to join this project by Elizabeth Stegemöller, an Associate Professor at Iowa State University of Science and Technology. Dr. Stegemöller has researched the benefits of singing for persons with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and leads a PD singing group in Ames, Iowa. “What the World Needs Now is Love” was the song of the mega Virtual PD Choral Production.
"What the World Needs Now is Love" online performance