Fasig-Tipton, Coolmore and WinStar teamed up to host Night For A Cure in July to benefit the Ann Hanley Parkinson’s Research Fund.
Hanley, the wife of WinStar’s General Manager David Hanley, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at the age of 50 and is working closely with a research team led by Dr. Greg Gerhardt and Dr. Craig van Horne at the University of Kentucky. The research team has made substantial progress in developing a new surgical technique to drastically reduce the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease through procedures that include deep brain stimulation and nerve grafts. Recognizing the challenge of obtaining adequate funding for research, Hanley established the fund in 2015 to ensure that the groundbreaking work being conducted by Dr. Gerhardt and Dr. van Horne could continue. The event, held at Fasig-Tipton, raised nearly $300,000.