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Jul 12 2010

NYIT Hosts Playing for Parkinson’s Benefit Concert

Old Westbury, N.Y. (July 12, 2010) – New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) will host the Playing for Parkinson’s concert, featuring The Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra, to benefit NYIT’s Adele Smithers Parkinson’s Disease Treatment Center.

When: Sunday, July 18, 2010, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Where: W. Kenneth Riland Academic Health Care Center auditorium

Tickets cost $25 per person, and all proceeds are tax-deductible. Reservations are required as seating is limited. For more information about the concert or to reserve seats, please contact Barbara Urban at

Adele Smithers Parkinson’s Disease Treatment Center is part of NYIT’s Academic Health Care Center (AHCC), an active, ambulatory health-care teaching institution at NYIT’s College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYCOM). The center offers an innovative and comprehensive treatment program that empowers and improves the well-being of Parkinson’s disease patients.  As a progressive collaboration among physicians, health professionals, and neuroscientists, the center works to alleviate the physical limitations and debilitating symptoms of patients with this disease.

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