Top image shows PACF Board Members and a check donation for $10,000 to the National Parkinson's Foundation, bottom left image shows a check for $8,000 to the Michael J Fox Foundation and the bottom right image shows $2,000 donated to the Brian Grant Foundation.
PACF DONATES $20,000 TO PARKINSON’S PROGRAMS & RESEARCH
The WALK FOR PARKINSON’s event raised an outstanding $106,000! These efforts aren’t possible without the help from the Central Florida community reaching out to friends and family members. Some of the contributions from the WALK, will be donated to three organizations, the National Parkinson Foundation, Michael J Fox Foundation, and the Brain Grant Foundation.
National Parkinson Foundation is helping people with Parkinson's live a better life today and conducting ground-breaking research for a better tomorrow. In August 2016, National Parkinson Foundation and the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation merged to form a stronger organization investing in promising scientific research towards improving the lives of people living with Parkinson’s and their families. Last year the National Parkinson Foundation spent $7,090,460 towards public education, patient care services, and research, all of which impacts the greater Parkinson’s community. The donation will be specifically for the fellowship program to help support the next generation of Movement Disorder Neurologist.
The Michael J. Fox Foundation is leads in research helping to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease and has funded more than $700 million dollars to speed a cure for Parkinson’s. The Parkinson Association of Central Florida has helped donate towards research through the Michael J Fox Foundation’s Team Fox through two local community members. Through their efforts 100% of these donations go towards research and helps to raise awareness at the local level.
Earlier this April, Brian Grant was the featured speaker at the Brain and Beyond Conference where he shared his story and his mission at the Brian Grant Foundation. The Brian Grant Foundation focuses on exercise, wellness and nutrition and offers tangible resources to improve the quality of life for people with Parkinson’s. Brian continues to speak out about Parkinson’s and the affects the disease has had on his life.
Giving back to these organizations helps make a difference in improving the lives of people living with the disease today, and hope for a cure in the future. All of this is made possible by your generosity. Together we can improve the quality of life for all people impacted by Parkinson’s disease!