As a scientist, I’m excited to tell you that the future is bright.
Our team is discovering new compounds with the potential to ease symptoms and to stop Parkinson’s disease in its tracks.
But more than ever, we need your support to make these discoveries a reality. That’s why I’m asking you to support the PDF team working to end Parkinson’s.
When you do, donors from the PDF Leadership Circle will match every donation up to $500,000.
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:
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.
By Alan and Cherry Zimmerman
Recently, we were asked through the PDF Community Choice Research awards to choose our top priority for Parkinson’s research.
We chose caregiver needs. (See our photo at left, or a larger version here.)
As you may know, PDF spends $5 million a year on research to solve, treat and end Parkinson’s disease. Through the Community Choice Research Awards, PDF asks the community to help identify other unmet needs not being addressed by research.
This Veterans Day, the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) honors veterans who have served our country, including those touched by Parkinson’s disease.
In particular, we recognize the veterans on the PDF team who continue to serve the community by helping us to end Parkinson’s disease. Here are a few of their stories.