Mark your calendars now for December 12, 2013 and join us for the 2nd Annual Nicole Jarvis MD Winter Gala for Parkinson’s Research!
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About the Nicole Jarvis, MD, Parkinson’s Research Foundation, Inc
My name is Nicole Jarvis, and I am a 40 year old ObGyn physician in Norman, OK. I am also a mother of 6 year old identical twin boys, and a patient with Young Onset Parkinson's Disease. As a doctor, I am passionate about finding cures for all diseases, and improving the quality of life for all patients suffering from chronic illness. As a YOPD patient, I am passionate about making my own contribution to finding the cure for the disease that affects me every day. In the state of Oklahoma, there are approximately 15,000 patients with Parkinson's Disease. After I was diagnosed in 2011, I learned that there were NO organizations in the entire state of Oklahoma dedicated to researching new treatment options and finding a cure for this degenerative, debilitative, neurologic disease. So, over the summer of 2012, I began the planning stages for an amazing event. Then, on December 13, 2012, I hosted Oklahoma's first Team Fox event in support of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. My event was a Winter Gala at the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History in Norman, OK. It was attended by over 300 members of the medical and business communities. It included a cocktail hour with both silent and live auctions, a seated dinner, and guest speakers such as OU Women's Basketball Coach Sherri Coale. The Gala was a huge success - we raised over $115,000 to support medical research that will lead to improved treatment options and hopefully a cure for this disease that affects 15,000 Oklahomans. Our event was the 12th most successful fundraiser nationwide (out of more than 1600 Team Fox members) for the MJFF, and I was honored to recently attend the MJFF Team Fox MVP Awards Dinner to celebrate the success of our Gala and other Team Fox fundraisers!
In January 2013, I formed the Nicole Jarvis MD Parkinson’s Research Foundation, Inc, including a Board with 12 members including Mike Fowler (Fowler Holding Co/Auto President), Gene McKown (President Ideal Homes Norman), Sherri Coale (OU Women's Basketball Head Coach), and Barbara Smith (Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Chickasaw Nation). The mission of this foundation is to continue to raise money to be used to 1) raise awareness of Parkinson’s Disease in the State of Oklahoma, 2) help fund services offered throughout Oklahoma for patients with Parkinson’s Disease, and 3) donate funds to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research in order to fund projects that will lead to improved treatment options and ultimately a cure for this chronic, debilitating, degenerative neurologic disease that affect me and 15,000 Oklahoman’s and our families, friends, and employers on a daily basis.
The Second Annual Nicole Jarvis MD Winter Gala for Parkinson’s Research will be held December 12, 2013. My goal is to surpass the $115,000 that we raised in 2012, and I hope to raise at least $150,000. We would be honored to have your company as one of our corporate sponsors, and of course we also will be selling individual tickets to the Gala as well! With your help, we can find the cure! Thank you so much for your time and consideration!