Healthy Conversations


If staying well is a state of mind, Healthy Conversations challenges your mind to stay healthy! Join us for these enlightening, engaging evenings of presentations by leading local experts on health and wellness.

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Is Parkinson’s a Jewish Genetic Disease?

The Gershman Y
Wednesday, August 5
7:00 pm
Cost: $5
Click here to register or call 215-545-4400

A gene called LRRK2 may increase the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. Ashkenazi Jews have a higher proportion of people who carry this gene. Is there an association? Come learn about a research study designed to help answer this important question. For qualified individuals, genetic screening for LRRK2 can be provided at no cost.

Our speakers will be Jacqui Rick, PhD, Project Manager at the University of Pennsylvania, and Myra Hirschhorn, Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI) Genetics Ambassador.