Other Parkinson`s Disease Organizations at the Unity Walk
Fox Trial Finder is a web-based clinical trial matching tool to assist both those with and without Parkinson’s disease in identifying and connecting with Parkinson’s clinical research opportunities that urgently need their participation. After volunteers input information on themselves (such as zip code, date of birth, and brief medical history), Fox Trial Finder will provide potential trial matches. Fox Trial Finder also provides the opportunity for volunteers to connect directly with trial coordinators through a secure messaging interface on the site. Register for Fox Trial Finder by visiting www.foxtrialfinder.org and raise your hand to participate in clinical research for PD today!
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the nation’s medical research agency. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), a component of the NIH, is the nation's primary supporter of biomedical research on the brain and nervous system. It offers information on research support and free publications for patients and their families on Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders. Members of the NINDS staff will be available at the exhibit booth to answer questions about research on Parkinson’s disease.
Partners in Parkinson's™
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and AbbVie have partnered to create a strategic health initiative called Partners in Parkinson's™, which aims to fill in knowledge gaps and provide new educational tools and resources to help you optimize your care at every stage of the disease, now and in the future. Stop by our booth at the Parkinson's Unity Walk to learn more.
Team Fox is the grassroots fundraising program of The Michael J. Fox Foundation. Launched in January 2006, Team Fox is made up of thousands of people across the globe who finds fun and creative ways to raise funds and awareness for the Foundation and Parkinson’s research. Since the program’s inception, this diverse community of change-makers has raised over $27 million for Parkinson’s research and continues to grow and exceed expectations. Join Team Fox today at www.teamfox.org.
Formed in 2000 and co-chaired by John and Edna Ball, Team Parkinson (TP) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to raise Parkinson’s disease awareness; to raise money for research for a cure; and to empower people with PD to take charge of their lives through exercise. John has had PD for over 40 years and has completed 25 marathons plus a 31 mile ultra-marathon. For more information please visit our website www.team-parkinson.org.
The 4th World Parkinson Congress, hosted by the World Parkinson Coalition, will take place from September 20 – 23, 2016 in Portland, OR, USA. By bringing people with Parkinson’s and care partners together with some of the world’s most respected movement disorder specialists, physicians, neuroscientists, nurses, rehab specialists, the WPC 2016 will provide a vibrant and empowering international forum to discuss and learn about the latest scientific discoveries, medical practices, and care initiatives for PD.
Be sure to join us in 2016 and visit www.worldpdcongress.org for more information.