Life can change dramatically after a Parkinson’s diagnosis. As the disease progresses, it’s not uncommon for family members and friends to take on physical challenges to honor loved ones and support the cause. We are inspired by the athletes going the distance to #EndParkinsons! Hear from three PDF Champions, our grassroots fundraisers, about what motivates them to take on challenges for PD … and learn about spots on our running team in 2017!
Who drives our work to end Parkinson’s disease? You do. That’s why PDF puts you front and center. It is why we are mobilizing a network of patient leaders, over 300 strong, who are changing lives and accelerating our work to end Parkinson’s. But we need your help to grow their numbers. Support the PDF patient leadership team today. When you do, donors from the PDF Leadership Circle will match every donation up to $500,000!
My wife, Marilyn, and I are constantly reminded of the critical role that health professionals play in helping us live our lives to the fullest with Parkinson’s disease. That’s why we work with PDF. Through innovative clinical and online trainings, PDF partners with health leaders to transform PD care. But we need your support to train even more health leaders.
During National Family Caregivers Month, we honor care partners to people with Parkinson’s. We thank them for their efforts to care for their loved ones and help PDF #EndParkinsons. This includes Cherry Zimmerman, care partner to her husband Alan who is a member of the PDF People with Parkinson’s Advisory Council. They reside in Knoxville, TN. We sat down with them to understand more about their PD partnership and the needs of Parkinson’s care partners.
Dear friends of PDF: Thank you. Because of your support, this year PDF invested $5 million in research and $1.1 million for training of health leaders and patient leaders.
Are you committed to finding a cure for Parkinson’s and helping those who live with the disease? We need you. Apply to the People with Parkinson’s Advisory Council (PPAC) of the Parkinson’s Foundation by Monday, December 19.