Oktoberfest celebration benefits Parkinson’s research

The Baehr Challenge for Parkinson’s Research will host the 11th annual Oktoberfest for Parkinson’s celebration 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, in Desert Ridge.

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After nine years in Carefree, last year’s event was relocated to a more central location on High Street, located in the community of Desert Ridge, just east of Desert Ridge Marketplace in North Phoenix.

The Oktoberfest block party includes food, craft ales, fine wines, live music, games, raffle prizes and free parking.

Since 2005, The Baehr Challenge has raised over $140,000 to help people living with Parkinson’s disease.

As the signature fundraising event of Baehr Challenge for Parkinson’s Research, the goal is to raise $50,000.

Admission is $20 per person online before Oct. 1, $25 per person online after Oct. 1, and $35 at the door; which includes a German-style buffet, as well as an abundance of local beers and fine wines.

General admission for all people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers is $20 per person online or at the door.

In keeping with the mission of the Baehr Challenge for Parkinson’s Research organization, the primary beneficiary is traditionally the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

The 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.

In addition to the MJFF, proceeds from the Oktoberfest for Parkinson’s event will be shared locally with the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute and the Banner Neuro Wellness Centers in keeping with the tradition of previous Oktoberfest events.

For information about sponsorship opportunities or additional event details, contact Patricia Perna at 480-951-6363.

Visit http://baehrchallenge.org.

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