Happy Birthday to the Original PDF Champion

Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) would like to recognize the birthday of our founder and the original PDF Champion, Mr. William Black!

In 1957, Mr. Black’s, controller and close friend was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Appalled to learn that no truly effective therapy was available, nor was any basic research being conducted on the disease, Mr. Black set up PDF to establish a research program aimed at finding effective drug treatment. He made two major gifts: one to Columbia University to help build the research laboratory with a floor dedicated to Parkinson’s research; the other to endow PDF.

Help PDF fulfill Mr. Black’s dream of finding a cure for Parkinson’s by becoming a PDF Champion today!

Turn your passion and talents into fundraising for Parkinson’s disease research. Here are a few ways that you can fundraise:

  • Hold a car wash
  • Run a marathon
  • Coordinate a concert
  • Create and sell your art
  • Host a wine tasting
  • Arrange a bake sale
  • Complete a triathlon
  • Fundraise online
  • Organize a silent auction
  • Forgo holiday gifts and give to PDF
To sign up to become a PDF Champion please click here!
Remember: The Cure Beings With YOU!

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