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Your Dollars at Work – 2016 PUW Research Grants Have Been Awarded

(October 24, 2016) - Thanks to YOU - our Unity Walk participants, fundraisers, and donors - the 2016 Parkinson’s Unity Walk distributed over $1.4M in Parkinson’s research grants. This represents donations from 431 teams and over 12,000 donors!

100% of donations continue to support research funded by the following six major U.S. Parkinson’s organizations:  American Parkinson Disease Association, National Parkinson Foundation, Parkinson’s Action Network (now the policy arm of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research), Parkinson's Disease Foundation, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, The Parkinson Alliance, and The Parkinson's Institute and Clinical Center.

Examples of this year’s research projects include studies that:

A full description of all 2016 research grants funded by the Unity Walk, and updates on grants funded for the past two years are now available.

The Unity Walk is the day that the Parkinson’s community comes together to fight this disease. It is the result of this effort that funds research throughout the year - research that improves the quality of life for those living with Parkinson’s disease and ultimately, finds the cause and cure for this disease. Thank you to all our supporters for making this research possible!

Click here to learn more about results of the 2016 Parkinson's Unity Walk.

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