Parkinson's Disease Organizations Benefitting from Unity Walk Donations
Visit with these Parkinson's Disease Organizations at the 2014 Parkinson's Unity Walk
Meeting its unique dual mission (Ease the Burden – Find the Cure) by providing patient support and education now when needed – while funding promising scientific research to find the cure in the near future – has made the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) the country’s largest grassroots organization serving persons with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers. At the APDA booth is information about its national network: chapters working to raise awareness and funds; Information & Referral Centers providing patient and caregiver educational materials and quality-of-life programs; eight APDA Centers for Advanced Research, and more than 1,000 support groups across the country. For more information, visit www.apdaparkinson.org for more information.
NPF is a leading source of information and support for people with Parkinson’s and their families. Through our national network of chapters, we offer a broad range of programs and services for people with the disease, their families and caregivers. Since 1957, we have been improving the quality of care for people with Parkinson’s disease through research, education and outreach. We have committed $172 million toward research and care services through our global network of chapters, Centers of Excellence and Care Centers. For more information, visit www.parkinson.org.
Thank you for taking part in the 2014 Unity Walk! PAN is a financial beneficiary of the Walk and we are grateful for your participation and support. You might be asking yourself, “who or what is PAN?” We are the unified voice of the Parkinson’s community, advocating for better treatments and a cure. In partnership with other national Parkinson’s organizations and our powerful grassroots network, we work with government leaders on funding and better policies for research, and an improved quality of life for people living with Parkinson’s. Come talk to the PAN staff about how – whether you have a few minutes a week or several hours a month -- PAN can give you the tools to make a difference! For more information, visit www.parkinsonsaction.org
The Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF) supports research and ideas that will improve the lives and futures of people touched by Parkinson’s. Since its founding in 1957, PDF has invested over $100 million in the research of leading scientists around the world and over $42 million to support national education and advocacy initiatives. Stop by the PDF booth to learn more about our print and online educational materials and programs and how you can join our efforts to find a cure for Parkinson's! For more information, visit www.pdf.org.
For The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, there is one clear measure of success: delivering better treatments and, ultimately, a cure to the millions of people living with the disease today. The Foundation takes a focused and proactive approach to speeding scientific solutions that will improve patients' quality of life and works to maximize impact by pushing basic discoveries toward clinical trials and strategically targeting resources toward critical research hurdles. Now the largest non-profit funder of Parkinson’s research worldwide, the Foundation has invested more than $400 million in research since its inception in 2000. For more information, visit www.michaeljfox.org.
The Parkinson Alliance (PA) is committed to raising funds for the most promising research to help find the cure for Parkinson’s disease. The PA is the umbrella organization for the Parkinson’s Unity Walk and Team Parkinson. The PA is also devoted to improving the quality of life in the deep brain stimulation (DBS) community through surveys including patients with and without DBS. The surveys are designed to give the “patient’s voice” and to provide a tool or a common language among physicians, care partners and people with Parkinson’s. For more information visit our website at www.DBS4PD.org.
Two and a half decades ago, a dedicated group of Parkinson’s disease experts set out to create a better way to research and provide care for Parkinson’s. We would go beyond your standard doctor-patient relationship. Patients would become partners in developing their care plans, improving their quality of life, and discovering new strategies to confront and manage their disease. Compassionate care would work hand in hand with cutting-edge research to seek answers, develop new therapies and treatments, and ultimately work toward a cure. Our result was the Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center. Along the way, we have built something that’s thoroughly unique. Our Institute is a place where people living with Parkinson’s can both pursue their care and play an important role in research that will undoubtedly continue to change the landscape of Parkinson’s science and medicine. We are America’s only independent nonprofit organization combining world-class care, clinical research, and laboratory research for Parkinson’s disease under one roof. By virtue of our design, we are uniquely equipped to provide the best care, accelerate promising science, and perhaps most important—integrate the two and everything in between. It’s what we now call Our Virtuous Circle and people living with Parkinson’s and their loved ones are at the center of all that we do. Learn more about the Parkinson’s Institute by visiting www.ThePI.org.