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One lunch and a vendor table is provided with your event sponsorship.


Parkinson's Disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative progressive disorder that affects dopamine-producing neurons in the substantia nigra of the brain. The progression of symptoms differs from one person to another. People with PD may experience tremors, slowness of movements, (bradykinesia) gait and balance issues, dystonia and non-motor symptoms including anxiety, depression, constipation, and cognitive impairment.


Parkinson's Families of Northwest Kansas, a nonprofit 501(c)3 charitable organization, makes life better for those suffering from PD by offering free activities, free weekly therapies, resources and educational opportunities. Parkinson's Families is led by a group of volunteers living in rural Northwest Kansas who are directly impacted by PD.


Parkinson's "Moving to Live" Fall Conference is the first large-scale educational event hosted by Parkinson's Families. The conference aims to educate and inspire people living with PD and essential tremors, their care partners and loved ones. Not only does the conference benefit community people, but it also benefits general practitioners, movement specialists other medical professionals who treat and diagnose the disease.


With your sponsorship, you'll have to opportunity to host an informational table and visit with event attendees and other sponsors and vendor table representatives. 


Saturday, September 16, 2023

9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

City Limits Convention Center

2227 S. Range Ave.

Colby, KS 67701



Saturday, September 16 at 8:30 a.m.



  • 9:00 - 9:50 a.m.
  • 11:10 - 11:25 a.m.
  • 12:15 - 1:10 p.m.
  • 2:15 - 2:30 p.m.


SPONSORSHIP Benefits $250:

  • One vendor table.
  • Complimentary lunch for one person (please call Executive Director Elaine Ptacek at 785-443-3439 to make lunch arrangements for a second person).
  • Opportunity to have one company representative interact with attendees.
  • Access to private hospitality room.
  • Logo, name recognition with links (where possible) on and
  • Logo recognition on event signs.
  • A discounted block of rooms has been arranged at Comfort Inn (call 785-462-3833 to make a reservation). Comfort Inn offers complimentary breakfast; is connected directly to the Fall Conference meeting facility; is connected directly to the City Limits restaurant, with a full bar, offering afternoon and evening meals. 


Your sponsorship supports event expenses and free Parkinson's Families programs. The event is estimated to cost almost $6,000. Annual programming costs are about $25,000 and are led by volunteers who are not paid for their services.



  1. Online with credit card. Register and pay for a vendor table here.
  2. Check. Make your $250 check payable to Parkinson's Families of Northwest Kansas at PO Box 32, Colby, KS 67701. Provide Organization/Company Name, Contact Person's Name, Phone Number, Address, and Email Address. Email logo to 
  3. Request an invoice. Contact Executive Director Elaine Ptacek at 785-443-3439 or email Provide Organization/Company Name, Contact Person's Name, Phone Number, Address, and Email Address. Email logo to


    Questions? Call Executive Director Elaine Ptacek at 785-443-3439 or email



    Pre-registration is required.


    Set up your table from 8:30 to 9 a.m. Entry begins at 9 a.m. and the conference begins promptly at 9:30 a.m. All of the presentations and break-out sessions will take place in the same room. You'll have access to a private hospitality room with complimentary beverages. Lunch will be served at noon.



    This event is open to the general public. However, the majority of the audience will be Northwest Kansas people who have already been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease and/or Essential Tremors, are showing symptoms but may not be officially diagnosed, are care partners or family members, or are local or regional doctors and medical providers.

    Become an Event Sponsor

    • Questions?

      Parkinson's Families of Northwest Kansas

      Executive Director Elaine Ptacek

      (785) 443-3439

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