Former ABC 7 reporter, SNN 6 journalist and CAN Community Heath director of media relations joins Sarasota’s Parkinson Place team as chief executive officer.
SARASOTA, FL, September 17, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ — Parkinson Place is pleased to announce that Alix Redmonde, a face familiar to Suncoast television viewers, has been appointed as the organization’s new chief executive officer.
Redmond joins the Parkinson Place team from CAN Community Health, where she served as media relations director. She was also the health and medical reporter for ABC 7 (WWSB-TV), as well as a former show host and journalist for SNN 6 (WSNN-TV).
“Redmonde will add a new dimension to the services and programs offered by Parkinson Place,” said Parkinson Research Foundation Chairman Larry Hoffheimer. “We are very excited about her vision to show the Parkinson community on Florida’s Southwest coast how participating in the varied education and therapeutic services available at Parkinson Place is life changing.”
Bringing more than 30 years of fundraising experience to Parkinson Place, Redmonde previously served as regional chair of New York’s Workout for Hope, benefiting City of Hope’s Beckman Research Institute. In addition, Redmonde was the 2016 fundraising champion of CAN Community Health’s annual signature event, CANDance.
“My mission is to raise awareness, build a fundraising operation and position Parkinson Place on the Suncoast to continue offering unique services and hope to our members, their care partners and families,” Redmonde said.
About Parkinson Place
Parkinson Place, under the direction of the Parkinson Research Foundation, is a first-of-its-kind, 11,000 square-foot multidisciplinary care center in Sarasota, Florida, dedicated to the physical, mental, emotional and social needs of those living with Parkinson’s disease. Free of charge, Parkinson Place offers the finest educational, empowerment and evidence-based group participation programs that have proven effective in promoting quality of life for those affected by Parkinson’s disease. The Parkinson Research Foundation, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll-free within the state (1-800-help-fla). Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state. For more information, visit parkinsonplace.org or parkinsonhope.org
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