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Georgia Bio, UCB Inc. and the National Parkinson's Foundation invite you to attend evening celebrating the people living with Parkinson's Disease and their families.

Join us for this signature fundraising event to meet other community members and raise funds for research. Show your support by attending the dinner, making a donation, sponsoring or doing all three!

Proceeds from the evening will go to benefit the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) which has focused on meeting the needs in the care and treatment of people with Parkinson’s disease . NPF has funded more than $180 million in care, research and support services. Unique among other Parkinson’s organizations, NPF has a singular focus — their mission is to improve the quality of care through research, education and outreach.

Keynote Address Delivered by Lieutenant Colonel Richard Clifford

Rich Clifford is a passionate advocate and activist for Parkinson’s Disease. He is also a patient since he was first diagnosed with the disease after completing his second spaceflight in 1994. Subsequent to the diagnosis he was assigned to a third space shuttle mission.

He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy (BS) and the Georgia Institute of Technology (MS). A Master Army Aviator and graduate of the US Naval Test Pilot School, he has over 3,400 hours in a wide variety of fixed and rotary wing aircraft. He was selected as a NASA Astronaut in 1990. He is a veteran of three space shuttle missions STS-53 (DEC 1992), STS-59 (APR 1994) and STS-76 (MAR 1996) for a total of over 27 days orbiting the earth. He was diagnosed with Early Parkinson’s Disease after his second mission. His third mission, STS-76, docked with the Russian space station MIR. During this mission he performed a six hour spacewalk from the space shuttle, while docked to the MIR, to install experiment packages on MIR.

Clifford retired from the US Army and left NASA to join the Boeing Defense and Space Group as the Director of Operations and Utilization for the design, production, and assembly of the International Space Station. Upon completion of this program he became the Deputy Program Manager for the Space Shuttle Program until the last flight of the Space Shuttle. He is married and has two sons.


Event Details

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
200 Peachtree
200 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
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