Parkinson's Disease Organizations Benefitting from Unity Walk Donations
Visit with these Parkinson's Disease Organizations at the 2016 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 $87 million dollars to fund research, patient services and education. Stop by APDA's Unity Walk booth for information about its national network of chapters working to raise awareness and funds; its 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. Also, come meet the staff and have some fun! Visit www.apdaparkinson.org for more information.
At the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF), we make life better for people with Parkinson's through expert care and research. Everything we do helps people actively enjoy life with their friends, families, children and grandchildren until there is a tomorrow without Parkinson’s. NPF has committed $189 million toward research and support services. We continue to be a major funder of research programs including the Parkinson’s Outcomes Project, designed to change the course of the disease. For more information, visit www.parkinson.org or contact our Helpline at 1.800.4PD.INFO.
Thank you for taking part in the 2016 Unity Walk! Your participation helps support the Parkinson's Action Network, and we are grateful for your commitment. Parkinson's Action Network (PAN) is the unified voice of the Parkinson’s community, advocating for better treatments and a cure for Parkinson's disease. In partnership with other national Parkinson’s organizations and our powerful grassroots network, we work with government leaders to increase funding for Parkinson's research and support the many vital programs that help improve quality of life for people affected by Parkinson's. If you'd like to get more involved with PAN, whether you have a few minutes a week or several hours a month, come talk with us about how you can make a difference. You can also visit www.parkinsonsaction.org 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 $110 million in the research of leading scientists throughout the world and over $47 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! Visit www.pdf.org for more information.
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research works urgently toward one goal: speeding 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 $525 million in research to transform the best scientific ideas into treatments needed by the millions living with Parkinson’s disease. To learn more, 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 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 www.DBS4PD.org.
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 www.ThePI.org.