Event Info > Other Parkinson`s Disease Organizations at the Unity Walk


The Mark Morris Dance Group's award-winning Dance for PD® program offers internationally-acclaimed dance classes for people with Parkinson’s disease in New York City and, through our network of partners and affiliates, in more than 250 communities in 43 states and 24 countries.  Through Dance for PD® classes, DVDs and live streams, people with Parkinson's and their care partners and families are empowered to explore movement and music in ways that are refreshing, enjoyable, stimulating and creative. Born from the idea that people with Parkinson’s may benefit from the insight and specific techniques and methods used by dancers, Dance for PD® helps individuals develop artistry, social connections and grace while addressing such Parkinson's-specific concerns as balance, fluidity, flexibility, coordination, gait, isolation, and depression. Evidence from 38 peer-reviewed scientific studies serves to underpin the efficacy and benefits of Dance for PD® teaching methods. For more information, please visit www.danceforparkinsons.org.

 

Biomedical research is entering a new era of “patient power” with seismic opportunity for people living with disease to partner with scientists to influence research design and shape patient-relevant outcomes. The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research has established Fox Insight, a digital platform and dynamic online clinical study, to build a large, diverse cohort of people with Parkinson’s and control volunteers.

Fox Insight compiles health and disease information entered when participants first join the study and every 90 days thereafter through a series of online questionnaires that may ask about symptoms, experiences performing daily tasks, medical and family history, or other health-related topics.

Fox Insight is open to anyone 18 or older worldwide with or without Parkinson’s disease. Learn more at FoxInsight.org.


Fox Trial Finder is an online clinical trial matching tool created by The Michael J. Fox Foundation to make it easier for Parkinson’s patients and their loved ones to participate in Parkinson’s research. To date, more than 72,000 volunteers have signed up to be matched with ongoing PD clinical trials worldwide. Register for Fox Trial Finder by visiting FoxTrialFinder.org.
 

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the nation’s medical research agency.  The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), a component of the NIH, is the nation's primary supporter of biomedical research on the brain and nervous system.  It offers information on research support and free publications for patients and their families on Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders.  Members of the NINDS staff will be available at the exhibit booth to answer questions about research on Parkinson’s disease.

 

 

Parkinson’s Champions is the Parkinson’s Foundation’s community fundraising and endurance program that allows people in the community to raise funds and awareness for Parkinson’s disease however they like. Champions can take the lead in planning their own event or participate in an endurance race as part of the Parkinson’s Champions team! For more information and to sign up, please visit www.parkinson.org/champions.

 

Rock Steady Boxing Inc., a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, gives people with Parkinson’s disease hope by improving their quality of life through a non-contact boxing based fitness curriculum.

RSB programs are offered all over the world by partnering with RSB affiliate gyms. Classes are divided into levels and based upon each person’s unique Parkinson’s symptoms and overall level of fitness. Visit our website www.rocksteadyboxing.org to find a class near you and start fighting back against Parkinson’s today.

 

Across the globe, thousands of people with Parkinson’s, their caregivers, family and friends are turning their passions into successful fundraisers for Team Fox, the grassroots fundraising community of The Michael J. Fox Foundation. From flipping pancakes to running 26.2 miles in a big city marathon, Team Fox members have raised over $65 million (and counting!) to advance research progress. And thanks to the support of generous donors, 100 percent of proceeds go straight to the Foundation’s high-impact programs. Get involved at www.teamfox.org.

 

Formed in 2000 and co-chaired by John and Edna Ball, Team Parkinson’s mission is to raise Parkinson’s disease awareness; to raise money for research for a cure; and to empower people with PD to take charge of their lives through exercise.  John has had PD for over 40 years and has completed 25 marathons plus a 31 mile ultra-marathon.   For more information please visit our website www.team-parkinson.org.


The World Parkinson Coalition, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing an international forum on Parkinson’s disease. By bringing people with Parkinson’s and care partners together with some of the world’s most respected movement disorder specialists, physicians, neuroscientists, nurses, rehab specialists, the World Parkinson Congresses provide a vibrant and empowering international forum to discuss and learn about the latest scientific discoveries, medical practices, and care initiatives for PD.

Visit us at wpc2019.org to learn more about us.
 

 

 

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