Hartford HealthCare's
Stars Dancing for Parkinson's

Friday, May 11, 2018
6-11:30 p.m.
Hartford Hilton Hotel
Hartford, CT

The Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute is proud to present the inaugural Hartford HealthCare's Dancing for Parkinson's fundraising event.  Come out and support your favorite local celebrity in a dance competition.  The evening will include dinner, a cash bar, dance competition and music by the De Novo Band.  

All proceeds will benefit the Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute Chase Family Movement Disorders Center.  To view the event invitation, click here.  For more information and to purchase tickets, click here or call 860.545.1078.  If interested in sponsoring this event, click here to view the Sponsorship Opportunities guide or contact Erika Schouten at Erika.Schouten@hhchealth.org.

Celebrity Dancers:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
System Vice President, Provider Network Development, Hartford HealthCare
Chief Physician Officer, Hartford HealthCare Medical Group                                     

Cassandra Crowal
Director, Ayer Neuroscience Institute, Central Region                                                 

Michelle Hespeler
CT Advocates for Parkinson’s
Beat Parkinson's Today Exercise                                                                            

Greg Jones
Vice President, Community Health & Engagement, Hartford HealthCare               

Kaitlyn McGrath
Meteorologist for NBC Connecticut                                                                              

Yvette Melendez
Board Member, Hartford Hospital

Dr. Erica Schuyler
Director, Neurology Residency Program, Hartford Hospital

Jack Soos
Associate Director, Achieving Competitive Excellence, Pratt & Whitney
Committee Chair, Young Leaders Advisory Council, Hartford Hospital

Mark Vye
Vice President, Specialty Care Operations, Hartford HealthCare Medical Group

Celebrity Judges:
Joanne Berger Sweeney
President and Professor, Trinity College 
Hartford HealthCare Board Member 

Jeffrey Flaks
President and COO, Hartford HealthCare

Jocelyn Maminta
WTNH Channel 8 News Anchor

Anna Trebunskaya
Dancing with the Stars Professional, 11 Seasons



About the David and Rhoda Chase Family Movement Disorders Center

The Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute Chase Family Movement Disorders Center combines the most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic skills to provide compassionate and comprehensive care in the management of Parkinson’s disease (PD) and other movement disorders. Every patient receives a personal and truly integrated approach to treatment that is focused on helping people with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders continue to do the things they need to do and love to do for as long as possible.

We believe that an overall sense of well-being and maintaining a healthy lifestyle are key to enhancing our neurologic care. In addition to cutting edge clinical trials research, pharmacologic management, and surgical options, our Center provides psychosocial support for patients and caregivers through our behavioral health program. We have a highly specialized PD and movement disorders rehab program, and a partnership with Integrated Medicine to offer complementary and alternative medicine options such as acupuncture, TaiChi, QiJong and therapeutic massage. The Center includes a Community Wellness and Education Room as a venue for patient education programs and exercise classes such as PD dance, TaiChi, boxing and interval training.

The Chase Family Movement Disorders Center gives patients with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders a path to improved quality of life as we ensure that we are there to support them and provide their care from diagnosis to more challenging times in their disease.

Funds raised through the inaugural Hartford HealthCare’s Stars Dancing for Parkinson’s will allow us to continue to grow and support our Wellness Programs, to further the latest therapeutic strategies and advance research and capture outcome measures that will continue to elevate the breadth and depth of movement disorders services in Connecticut.

For more information, visit https://hartfordhealthcare.org/services/movement-disorders-center.