Primping for Parkinson's

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Hilary Bilstad Presents:


Join us in helping to Fight Parkinson's Disease

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Join Us For A Primping Party Where You Can Make A Difference.
Join us for an evening of Primping and Celebration To Build Awareness And Support For Parkinson's Disease.


For a $100 donation each guest will receive admission and enjoy a salon service which includes: Blowout & Styling for women and a Barbering Touch-up and Styling for men.Salon services are available between 4:00pm - 7:00pm and must be booked by appointment.  General admission tickets are available for $50.00. A live/silent auction will be hosted by Nick Arrojo from 7:00pm - 8:00pm where you can win amazing prizes from our Donors. 


ARROJO Studio is located at 180 Varick Street, New York, NY 10013   |   VIEW MAP OF SALON

DONATIONS IN LIEU OF ATTENDANCE ARE WELCOMED AND GREATLY APPRECIATED. If you are unable to attend, but are interested in making a donation to this important fundraiser please make a donation in lieu of attendance. Donations may be made on the page using the link at the top right of the page underneath the video.  Please remember, every little bit helps, whether it?s $25 or $1,000 we greatly appreciate every bit of effort put towards making a difference.


 2007 WAS THE so many before her, Mary had suspected the worst for a while, but hoped the nagging symptoms would just go away. As a wife, mother of two, grandmother to four, teacher to many and friend to all, at age 55, she attributed the unexpected tremor in her hand to lack of sleep, stress, and aging. She sought the counsel of her family doctor, who after a year of treating symptoms with no success sent Mary to a neurologist. It took her less than 5 minutes to deliver the news to Mary....she had Parkinson's.

She decided it was all about choices, and she chose to be strong. She decided she was going on with her life, and Parkinson's was going to have to go along for the ride. She would treat Parkinson's with the same perseverance, challenge and optimism she learned as the child of an alcoholic father. She learned as much as she could about her disease from the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Through good days and bad days, she continues to live with and thru Parkinson's.

 Family and friends have asked often what they can do to help and support Mary in her journey. Knowing that she needed to change her lifestyle, she accepted an offer from her friend, Luana - a personal trainer - to begin a rigorous workout routine. She feels that her working out 4 days a week for the past 3 ½ years has been a significant factor in slowing the progression of her disease. Another friend, Sally, offers yoga instruction. All of her friends have been a source of tremendous emotional support.

Her youngest daughter Hilary, a Senior Stylist at ARROJO StudioPrimp Family Photo

Please Join Us In Our Efforts To Find A Cure For Parkinson's Disease.

Parkinson?s Disease is a movement disorder that is chronic and progressive. It affects many in our own community. Not only that: Nearly one million Americans are living with Parkinson?s. Approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson?s disease each year, and this number does not reflect the thousands of cases that go undetected. Seven to 10 million people worldwide are estimated to be living with Parkinson?s disease. Unfortunately, the cause of Parkinson?s is unknown and presently, there is no cure. That?s why PRIMPING FOR PARKINSONS is rallying New Yorkers this April to raise awareness and funds for a cure. PLEASE JOIN US IN THE FIGHT AGAINST PARKINSON'S DISEASE.

The cures we want aren?t going to fall from the sky. We have to get ladders and climb up and get them.
- Michael J. Fox



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