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By Jill Hafner
Published September 2010

Sunflower Revolution Back for 7th Spin on the Road
The Sunflower Revolution, the Cincinnati region’s largest and most important fundraiser for Parkinson’s disease research and wellness, is back for its seventh spin through the southwestern Ohio countryside.

The 2010 Sunflower Revolution is Sept. 10–12. The event is a collaboration involving the UC Neuroscience Institute, the University Hospital Foundation, Mayfield Clinic, the Historic Milford Association and the Davis Phinney Foundation, based in Boulder, Colo.

Sunflower Revolution VII will showcase:

• The Milford Sunflower Classic, a criterium (short course) bike race, Friday, Sept. 10, in downtown Milford, Ohio.
• The Milford Sunflower Streetfest, featuring crafts, performers and music, Friday, Sept. 10, through Sunday, Sept. 12, in downtown Milford.
• A free educational symposium and expo for patients, caregivers and families Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Oasis in Loveland, Ohio.
• Fundraising bike rides of 100, 40 and 20 kilometers Sunday, Sept. 12, in addition to the new Sunflower Stroll, a 5K run and 2K walk. All adult cyclists, runners and walkers will be treated to lunch in the festival area, with music and entertainment.
In addition, Putting for Parkinson’s, a golf outing and
dinner, will take place Friday, Sept. 24, at Highland Country Club in Ft. Thomas, Ky.

Since 2004, the Sunflower Revolution and related events have raised $1.4 million for Parkinson’s disease research and wellness programs at the UC Neuroscience Institute at University Hospital.

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic, degenerative neurological disorderin which certain dopamine-producing cells in a region of the brain begin to die. When these cells die, neurons in the brain fire erratically, leaving patients less able to direct or control their movements.

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Medicine, UC Health Launch Center of Excellence Sites
The College of Medicine, in partnership with UC Health University Hospital, has launched two new Center of Excellence sites for cancer and diabetes. Both sites provide a wealth of information that focuses on both organizations’ core strengths in patient care, education and research.

The UC cancer program site can be accessed at The Cincinnati Diabetes and Obesity Center can be viewed at

A third Center of Excellence site—to focus on cardiovascular diseases—is currently being developed and is expected to launch later this month.

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