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Sew the Seeds of Optimism with the 20th Annual APDA Fashion Show

St. Louis, MO – July 14, 2015 – The Greater St. Louis Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) presents their 20th Annual Fashion Show Luncheon to raise funds and awareness for those living with Parkinson disease (PD).  The Sewing the Seeds of Fashion event will take place at the Sheraton Westport Chalet on Monday, October 12th.  Tickets cost $70 per person and all proceeds will benefit people with PD by expanding our programs and services and funding promising Parkinson research to further identify causes and ultimately find a cure.

The event will include a silent auction and wine reception, luncheon, raffle, and fashion show with designs from several local boutiques including Camille La Vie, Mister Guy Clothiers, Paperdolls and Vie.  Kelly Jackson, Anchor KSDK-TV and KTRS-Radio, and Jennifer Blome, Director of Humane Education, APA Missouri, and former Anchor of KSDK-TV morning newscast, Today in St. Louis, will provide commentary as the event’s Masters of Ceremonies.

“Since this is our 20th year of holding this event, we are building on the successes of the previous years and hope to raise the bar even higher in terms of funds raised to improve the quality of life for those striving to live better (services and programming), while also funding research to find causes and the cure for all those seeking that: individuals, family members and professionals.” – Debbie Guyer, Executive Director

To request an invitation please send an email to or call the APDA office at 636-778-3377.  Additional event information can be found on our Fashion Show page.


The American Parkinson Disease Association, Inc. (APDA) was founded in 1961 to Ease the Burden – Find the Cure for Parkinson disease. Headquartered in New York, the organization focuses its energies on research, patient services, education and raising public awareness about the disease. APDA supports eight Centers for Advanced Research, Regional Information and Referral (I&R) Centers, chapters throughout the country, and support groups nationwide. APDA has raised and invested more than $86 million to fund research and patient services while participating in the funding of most major PD scientific discoveries.

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