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Local Resident Teams Up with Empanada Guy Restaurant in Freehold for Parkinson’s Awareness Month

Fifteen percent of proceeds during April benefit the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation

WHAT:  Lisa Paillex Griffin, of Franklin Park, NJ, in collaboration with Empanada Guy Restaurant in Freehold, NJ, is inviting the community to enjoy Empanadas for Parkinson’s to benefit the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF).  During Parkinson’s Awareness Month, through Wednesday, April 30, fifteen percent of any purchases made at the restaurant will benefit PDF in honor of Ms. Paillex Griffin’s parents who both live with the disease.


WHO:  Lisa Paillex Griffin in collaboration with Empanada Guy Restaurant, owned by friend Carlos Serrano, working with the PDF Champions program, the grassroots fundraising arm of the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation® (PDF®).  PDF supports the scientific research and ideas that will improve the lives and futures of people who are touched by Parkinson’s disease. Since its founding in 1957, PDF has invested more than $142 million in research, education and advocacy programs.


WHY:  “Both my mom, and most recently my dad, were diagnosed with Parkinson’s. I have been committed to doing as much as I can to make a difference for others affected by this disease and raising awareness. Whether it’s by wearing a pin, posting something online, or working with my friend’s business to help raise funds, it’s important to get involved, ” says Ms. Paillex Griffin.  As many as one million Americans live with Parkinson's disease, a chronic and progressive movement disorder. Although research is promising, there is currently no cure. Each year, the community recognizes April as Parkinson’s Awareness Month. 


WHEN:  Now through Wednesday, April 30. The restaurant opens at 11:00 AM daily. It is closed on Mondays.


WHERE:  Empanada Guy Restaurant, Park Plaza Shopping Center, 568 Park Ave., Freehold, NJ 07728


HOW:  For more information or to support Ms. Paillex Griffin’s fundraising efforts, contact PDF at (800) 457-6676, info@pdf.org or www.pdf.org.

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