Tremor Gram – April 2018

Join Us for Our April Teleconference
Do you want to know the difference between essential tremor and Parkinson’s disease? Are the two connected? Find out by participating in our upcoming teleconference.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
  • 12 p.m. Pacific Time
  • 1 p.m. Mountain Time
  • 2 p.m. Central Time
  • 3 p.m. Eastern Time
Dr. Holly Shill, chair of the IETF medical advisory board, will be the teleconference speaker. She is the director of the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix.
The IETF hosts telephone conferences several times a year on topics of interest to members of the ET community. No internet or computer is required to participate. The entire conference takes place over the phone. YOU MUST register in advance online or by calling (toll free) 888.387.3667. Space is limited so make your reservations today.
Be sure to take a look at our library of past teleconferences posted on our website.

 

 


Apply Now for Fall 
Scholarships

Current or college-bound students who have been diagnosed with essential tremor are encouraged to apply for a college scholarship from the IETF. Each semester, we award four $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors or current college students to support their higher education goals.

To date, more than $28,000 in scholarship money has been awarded by the IETF. Scholarships are awarded based on academic success, community service, leadership skills and an essay submission. Applications and more details are available on the IETF website.
The current application period is for the fall 2018 semester. Applications are due May 1, 2018.

 

Another Successful NETA Month
Our 2018 National Essential Tremor Awareness Month campaign has been a huge success! So many people have participated by making donations, sharing our social media posts, displaying our posters, wearing our t-shirts and working to educate others about what it means to have essential tremor. Thank you!

Financially, the campaign has surpassed our 2017 campaign, so far. Here are our preliminary numbers from the first three weeks:

NETA Month Campaigns

2017
# of Donations:  406
Average Donation: $53.56
Total Donations: $22,011
2018
# of Donations: 518
Average Donation: $61.55
Total Donations: $32,191

 

The campaign is continuing into April. For a $30 donation, we will send you one of our NETA Month t-shirts (so you can wear it to spread awareness about ET) and for a $50 donation you will receive a t-shirt and IETF tote bag (new this year). Send in your donation card or donate online.