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2009 Dates Set for Sunflower Revolution VI

By Cindy Starr
Published June 2009

A fun-filled Sunflower Streetfest will highlight a new format for the regionís largest and most important fundraiser for Parkinsonís disease research and wellness.

The sixth annual Sunflower Revolution will take place Sept. 11, 12 and 13. The event is a collaboration involving the UC Neurosci-ence Institute, the University Hospital Foundation, the Mayfield Clinic, the Historic Milford Association and the Davis Phinney Foundation.

Sunflower Revolution VI will showcase:
ē     The first Sunflower Streetfest, Sept. 11Ė12, in downtown Milford, Ohio.
ē     A free educational symposium for patients, families and caregivers, Sept. 12, at the Savannah Center in West Chester, Ohio.
ē     Fundraising bike rides of 100, 40 and 20 kilometers Sept. 13, starting in Milford and touring the surrounding countryside.

The cost of the Sept. 13 bike ride is $80 per cyclist. The 100-kilometer ride includes a Platinum Challenge for serious cyclists, while the 20-kilometer family ride includes a scavenger hunt along the Little Miami Scenic Trail.

New this year is the Peloton Club, which welcomes individual riders, rider teams and donors who raise $1,000 or more, with special admission, VIP activities and custom jerseys.

For more information about the Sunflower Streetfest, educational symposium and bike rides, visit www.sunflowerrev.org.

Scientists at the James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Center for Parkinsonís Disease and Movement Disorders recently received research grants totaling $153,000 from the Sunflower Revolution fundraiser.

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