Introduced in 2009, the Orange Circle Award recognizes altruistic members of the Syracuse University community who have done extraordinary things in the service of others.
The Orange Circle Award honors individuals who go above and beyond in their daily lives and who possess a deep responsibility for extraordinary philanthropic acts. These are not limited to financial support, but also include volunteerism-those acts that better society through contributions of time and talent.
In 2016, the Orange Circle Award honored Dr. Tumay Tunur for combining her research interests in Parkinson's disease with her dance expertise by leading the Moving Through Possibilities program, which aims to engage the community in movement and promote healthy aging.
Please watch the video above for more information on Moving Through Possibilities program, interviews and excerpts from the dance class.
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Dr. Tumay Tunur collaborates with Mark Morris Dance Group on Moving Through Glass, a Dance for PD® project which has been selected to receive the William Pearson Tolley Medal for Adult Education and Lifelong Learning in recognition for their innovative work that enhances the life of people living with Parkinson’s.
Syracuse University established the Tolley Medal in 1966 to recognize outstanding contributions by national and international leaders in what was then known as adult
In 2016, Syracuse University recognized and commended Mark Morris Dance Group and SS+K, in collaboration with Firefall Pro and Amos Bloomberg, for working together to develop cognitive strategies and to enhance the sense of community and the amount of physical activity for people who live with Parkinson’s, by creating Moving Through Glass, a Google Glass application, an “intuitive, portable,dance-based toolkit” for people living with Parkinson’s disease.
In addition to the medal itself, this award provides funds for Dr. Tumay Tunur for further work with Moving Through Glass.
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