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Your Dollars are at Work 2013 PUW Research Grants Have Been Awarded


(October 22, 2013) - Thanks to YOU - our Unity Walk participants, fundraisers, and donors - the 2013 Parkinson’s Unity Walk has distributed over $1.7M in Parkinson’s research grants. This represents donations from over 18,000 supporters!

100% of donations continue to support research funded by the following seven major U.S. Parkinson’s organizations:  American Parkinson Disease Association, National Parkinson Foundation, Parkinson's Action Network, Parkinson's Disease Foundation, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, The Parkinson Alliance, and The Parkinson's Institute and Clinical Center.

Examples of this year’s nine research projects include studies examining the role of alpha synuclein in PD; two studies developing new continuous delivery systems for PD medications that would reduce “off-times”; and helping to improve the quality of speech care following Deep Brain Stimulation.

A full description of all 2013 research grants funded by the Unity Walk, and updates on grants funded for the past two years are now available.

The Unity Walk is the day that the Parkinson’s community comes together to fight this disease. It is the result of this effort that funds research throughout the year - research that improves the quality of life for those living with Parkinson’s disease and ultimately, finds the cause and cure for this disease. Thank you to all our supporters for making this research possible!

Click here to learn more about results of the 2013 Parkinson's Unity Walk.

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