Platinum Sponsors 2016



The INTREPID US DBS research study is currently investigating the safety and effectiveness of the VerciseTM DBS system in patients with Parkinson’s disease. The Vercise DBS system is investigational.  For more information, visit



Great Lakes NeuroTech is passionate about improving quality of life for individuals dealing with Parkinson’s disease.  Our team has developed Kinesia wearable sensors, mobile apps and web applications that can help clinicians and patients track how different activities and therapies impact Parkinson’s symptoms.    Our wearable technology and apps provide objective assessment of movement disorders symptoms such as tremor, slowed movements, walking difficulties, and medication side effects.  Kinesia technology has been validated for measuring Parkinson’s disease in numerous scientific publications and is used around the world for clinical trials and patient care applications such medication adjustments and programming deep brain stimulation.  Learn more about Kinesia technology here:  Learn what individuals with Parkinson’s have to say about wearables here:


LSVT Global is a socially responsible business with a mission to empower people with Parkinson disease (PD) through evidence-based speech, physical and occupational therapy programs.  LSVT Global seeks to translate clinical treatment research directly to public health practice and increase accessibility of LSVT to people living with PD. To date, LSVT Global has trained over 20,000 speech, physical and occupational therapists in 62 countries in LSVT protocols. LSVT LOUD® speech treatment is now available in your home through the LSVT Companion System and via telemedicine through LSVT eLOUD. LSVT BIG® physical/occupational therapy is growing in availability and has improved movement and quality of life of people with PD. During the Unity Walk, there will be experts in speech, physical and occupational therapy for PD at the booth. You will see why this company is REVOLUTIONIZING REHABILITATION and making an impact on the Parkinson's community.  After visiting our booth, visit our website at


Merz Neurosciences is a division of Merz North America, a specialty healthcare company that is dedicated to delivering a better total experience in aesthetics, dermatology and neurosciences.  By working side by side with physicians and patients, Merz Neurosciences strives to deliver meaningful treatment options and a better patient experience in order to meet the needs of each person we serve.  Merz Neurosciences is an important contributor to the U.S. neurosciences space, offering a well-balanced product portfolio that includes the neurotoxin Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA), the anticholinergic Cuvposa™ (glycopyrrolate) Oral Solution and the Prolaryn™ family of products. For more information, visit


Rare Patient Voice invites Parkinson’s patients and their caregivers to take part in confidential surveys that help companies develop and improve new treatments and services. Participants are paid for their time, in 2015 we paid patients and caregivers $562,000. Those who sign at the Walk will receive a $10 gift card of their choice via email. Patients are paid $50 for 30 minute surveys, and $100 for 60 minute surveys. We welcome referrals. If you know other patients or caregivers with Parkinson’s (or other diseases) please invite them to sign up, and you and they will both receive a $5 gift card. For more information, visit


At St. Jude Medical, they take on some of the world’s biggest health care challenges. They are dedicated to transforming the treatment of some of the world’s most expensive epidemic diseases by developing cost-effective medical technologies that save and improve lives of patients around the world. They’re tackling major clinical issues in movement disorders to improve symptom control and offer patients a better quality of life. They are proud to support patients, their families and caregivers in the 2016 Parkinson’s Unity Walk. Visit and connect with them on Twitter at @StJudeMedical.


Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. is a leading global pharmaceutical company, committed to increasing access to high-quality healthcare by developing, producing and marketing affordable generic drugs as well as innovative and specialty pharmaceuticals and active pharmaceutical ingredients. Headquartered in Israel, Teva is the world's leading generic drug maker, with a global product portfolio of more than 1,000 molecules and a direct presence in about 60 countries. Teva's branded businesses focus on CNS, oncology, pain, respiratory and women's health therapeutic areas as well as biologics. Teva CNS is proud to serve as a Diamond sponsor of the Parkinson’s Unity Walk again this year! To learn more about Parkinson’s disease (PD), please visit