Oktoberfest for Parkinson’s Fundraiser Scheduled for October 8, 2016

12th Annual Event will be held on High Street in North Phoenix

The Baehr Challenge for Parkinson’s Research will host the 12th Annual Oktoberfest for Parkinson’s block party on Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 5 pm to 9 pm right here on High Street. The Oktoberfest celebration includes great food, craft ales, fine wines, live music, games, spectacular raffle baskets, a grand prize and free parking.

Since 2005, the Baehr Challenge has raised over $170,000 to help people living with Parkinson’s disease. As the signature fundraising event of Baehr Challenge for Parkinson’s Research, the goal is to have 1,000 – 2,000 attendees and raise $50,000. General Admission is $20 per person if you purchase online before October 1st. After the early bird deal ends October 1st the price increases to $30 per person and then will be $40 per person at the event. General admission tickets for people with Parkinson’s and their care partner is $20 per person online or at the event. The GA ticket includes a German brat on a pretzel bun, side dishes, dessert and a glass of beer or wine or nonalcoholic beverage. If you’re looking to keep your beer stein full all night you can purchase additional drink tickets for just $5 each.

Looking for VIP status? This year the VIP area is complete with unlimited food samplings from many High Street restaurants, local craft ales and select fine wines, a second music stage and casino games sponsored by Right Toyota. VIP Admission is priced at $75 per person online or at the event. A Grand Prize Raffle includes roundtrip airfare for two courtesy of Southwest Airlines from Phoenix to San Francisco Bay area, accommodations for two nights at a Hilton property in Santa Rosa, California, an entire day of private wine tours including meals courtesy of Jackson Family Wines in Sonoma County. Grand Prize Raffle tickets are $25 each or five for $100. Only 1,000 tickets will be sold.

In keeping with the mission of the Baehr Challenge for Parkinson’s Research organization, the primary beneficiary is traditionally the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF). MJFF is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson’s today. In addition to the MJFF, proceeds from the Oktoberfest for Parkinson’s event will be shared locally with the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute (MAPC) and the Banner Neuro Wellness Centers in keeping with the tradition of previous Oktoberfest events. These local organizations guide and support people with Parkinson’s and their families.

For information about sponsorship opportunities or additional event details, contact Patricia Perna at 480-951-6363 or email info@baehrchallenge.com. For more information on the Oktoberfest for Parkinson’s event and/or to buy admission tickets and/or volunteer, please visit their website at baehrchallenge.org/oktoberfest

Missed out on last year’s event? Check out the pictures here.