Pennington Egbert III, Georgina B. Schaeffer
Missy Egbert Sheehan
W. Alexander Budney,
Jonathan E. Romero, Jr.,
Gregory and Barbara Romero
William B. Sheehan
was conceived by Penn, his sister Missy, and their close
The three, whose fathers both lived
with Parkinsonís disease, joined together to create the
Young New Yorkers for the Fight
committee Ė a group of nearly 100 New Yorkers dedicated to
advancing a cure for Parkinsonís.
benefit began at 8 p.m. with cocktails and dancing with
music provided by
DJ Brenda Black.
Parkinsonís Disease Foundation
is a leading national presence in Parkinsonís disease
research, education and public advocacy. Created by
the founder of Chock full oíNuts, a successful New York
coffee and restaurant business,
was the first national not-for-profit organization to focus
on Parkinsonís disease.
is working for nearly one million people in the US living
with Parkinsonís by funding promising scientific research
and supporting people with Parkinsonís, their families and
care partners through educational programs and services.
Since its founding in 1957,
has dedicated over $85 million to fund the research of
leading scientists throughout the world and over $34 million
to support national education and advocacy initiatives.
information on the Parkinsonís Disease Foundation, visit