The Parkinson Alliance mourns the loss of Margot Zobel

Margot Zobel, the founder of the Parkinson’s Unity Walk, passed away on January 29th, 2010.  Some might say she lost her long and difficult battle with Parkinson’s, but her valiant effort to improve the lives of others who suffer with PD met with unquestioned triumph thousands of times over.

Margot’s life’s work stands as a testament to the power of one person to inspire others to action.  In her quiet and dignified way she planted a seed in New York City that helped galvanize a diverse group of individuals with a shared illness into a vital, inclusive community around the world.

The Parkinson’s Unity Walk has become a shining example of what grass roots involvement can do to improve visibility, expand research and restore quality of life to millions who once felt powerless.  We are indebted to Margot Zobel for her vision, strength and unwavering commitment in the face of a relentless adversary, Parkinson’s disease.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Parkinson’s Unity Walk in memory of Margot.
The family will hold a private service for Margot at a later date.