The American Parkinson Disease Association works tirelessly every day to support and empower anyone who is impacted by Parkinson’s disease (PD). Our nationwide network provides information and referral, education and support programs, health and wellness activities, and other events to facilitate a better quality of life for the PD community, while also funding vital research. It is this grassroots structure that distinguishes APDA from other organizations serving people with PD. We are here to help you and your loved ones every step of the way.
The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything we do, we build on the energy, experience and passion of our global Parkinson’s community.
The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) exists for one reason: to accelerate the next generation of Parkinson’s disease (PD) treatments. In practice, that means identifying and funding projects most vital to patients; spearheading solutions around seemingly intractable field-wide challenges; coordinating and streamlining the efforts of multiple, often disparate, teams; and doing whatever it takes to drive faster knowledge turns for the benefit of every life touched by PD.
In principle, it means leveraging our core values of optimism, urgency, resourcefulness, collaboration, accountability and persistence in problem-solving to work on behalf of the 6 million people worldwide living with Parkinson’s.
Davis Phinney Foundation: Since 2004, the Davis Phinney Foundation has brought to life some of the most important programs, research, content, and events for those affected by Parkinson’s. Our community includes people living with Parkinson’s, Parkinson’s care partners, families and friends of those living with Parkinson’s, physicians, and Parkinson’s allied health professionals.
What Makes Us Different? We all want a cure for Parkinson’s. However, until that happens, we know that people are going to live a very long time with it; therefore, the most important work we can do is to help them live well TODAY. We do this by providing education, tools, resources, and inspiration that touch on every aspect of life: physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and financial.
Parkinson & Movement Disorder Alliance, “PMD Alliance” for short — an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to providing opportunities for people to learn, live more fully and spark meaningful connections around them. PMD Alliance reaches across all communities and partners, including our sister organizations. Yes, in a world where genuine collaboration can be tough to find, we treasure it! Our journey is a team sport.
Twitchy Woman is a way to exchange ideas and solutions with other whose lives have been affected. It has been recognized by Everyday Health, Healthline, Stanford University and more as one of the top Parkinson’s blogs to follow. Each month I host a free Zoom series exclusively for other “Twitchy Women” with Parkinson’s Disease.