Parkinson's Disease Organizations Benefitting from Unity Walk Donations

 Visit with these Parkinson's Disease Organizations at the 2015 Parkinson's Unity Walk

The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) is the country’s largest grassroots network serving persons with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers through its unique dual mission to Ease the Burden – Find the Cure.  Founded in 1961, APDA has raised and awarded more than $86 million dollars to fund research, patient services and education.  The Unity Walk APDA booth will feature 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. Visit for more information.


The National Parkinson Foundation (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 $182 million toward research and care services through our global network of chapters, Centers of Excellence and Care Centers. For more information, visit

Thank you for taking part in the 2015 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! Visit to learn more.


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 $105 million in the research of leading scientists around the world and over $44 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


The Michael J. Fox Foundation works urgently toward one goal: finding improved treatments and a cure for Parkinson’s disease. The Foundation takes a focused and proactive approach and, since inception in 2000, has invested more than $450 million in research to transform the best scientific ideas into treatments needed by the millions living with Parkinson’s disease. To learn more visit

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 Parkinson’s 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


Two and a half decades ago, Dr. J. William Langston and a dedicated group of Parkinson’s disease experts set out to create a better way to research and provide care for Parkinson’s disease. 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. The result was the Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center in Sunnyvale, California—America’s only independent non-profit organization combining world-class care, clinical research, laboratory research, and clinical trials for Parkinson’s disease under one roof. By virtue of design, the Institute is uniquely equipped to provide the best care, accelerate promising science, and perhaps most important—integrate the two and everything in between. Learn more at