Founded by Karen Jaffe, a prominent local OB/GYN, and her husband Marc, a well-known comedian and writer, after Karen was diagnosed with Parkinson's, Shaking with Laughter will present events that include humor in an effort to raise funds for research.
Parkinson's disease is a chronic, degenerative neurological disorder whose symptoms can progress from mild tremors to complete physical incapacitation. In the United States 60,000 new cases of PD will be diagnosed this year alone. While the average age of onset is 60, an estimated five to 10 percent of people with PD experience onset at age 50 or younger. The bulk of our proceeds go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation which is the leader in funding Parkinson's research and an innovator in the way they conduct business.