Parkinson's Disease Organizations Benefitting from Unity Walk Donations
Visit with these Parkinson's Disease Organizations at the 2017 Parkinson's Unity Walk
The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) is the largest grassroots network dedicated to fighting Parkinson's and supporting every person and every family impacted by Parkinson’s across the country. We offer services, provide education, and fund the promising research that brings us closer to discovering the cause and finding the cure. To learn more about APDA and the services we provide, visit www.apdaparkinson.org .
The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF), is a division of the Parkinson's Foundation, an organization formed in August 2016 by the merger of NPF and the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF). The mission of the Parkinson's Foundation is to invest in promising scientific research that will end Parkinson's disease and improve the lives of people with Parkinson's, and their families, through improved treatments, support and the best care. For more information, call (800) 4PD-INFO (473-4636) or visit www.parkinson.org.
The Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF) is a division of the Parkinson's Foundation, an organization formed in August 2016 by the merger of PDF and the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF). The mission of the Parkinson's Foundation is to invest in promising scientific research that will end Parkinson's disease and improve the lives of people with Parkinson's, and their families, through improved treatments, support and the best care. For more information, call (800) 457-6676 or visit www.pdf.org.
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Researchworks urgently toward one goal: speeding a cure for Parkinson’s disease and advancing improved treatments for those living with PD today. The Foundation takes a focused and proactive approach and, since inception in 2000, has invested more than $650 million in programs to transform the best scientific ideas into therapies needed by the millions 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.ParkinsonsInstitute.org.