Parkinson's Foundation launched a multi-year fundraising campaign of $30 million
The Parkinson's Foundation announced the launch of the Reach More campaign, a new four-year fundraising initiative that will raise $30 million to accelerate Parkinson disease research and increase access to health and quality-of-life programs.
The Reach Further campaign is a prime example of how the Parkinson's Foundation plans to address the needs of our community today and tomorrow. "Financed from this campaign will drive research towards new, superior therapies for people with Parkinson's, expand our clinical care network across the United States, and support the Parkinsons community."
Progress toward new and improved medicines, and eventually a cure, relies almost exclusively on significant investments in promising research. This campaign will intensify fundraising efforts to support scientists focusing on the speediest routes to breakthroughsto address the disease's symptoms and underlying causes.
The one million Americans who have PD are living with comprehensive care. The Foundation's clinical care network will expand, which currently includes 47 Centres of Excellence. These resources will give the Foundation greater access to the communities that serve the foundation.
In order to address the growing demand for support services in the local community, the campaign will raise money to expand collaboration with hundreds of community partners working with tens of thousands of people with disease. These community partners address mental health needs, care partner support, health and wellness concerns, and services for veterans and newly diagnosed individuals.
"This campaign will help us to expand on our mission and to meet the needs of people living with Parkinson's, their families and researchers," said Kayln Henkel, Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer of the Parkinson Foundation. "While the past year has faced new challenges for those living with PD and the research community alike, Reach Further will allow us to expand our reach across the country and have lasting impact on our communities."
The Reach More campaign will be led by two national co-chairs, Penn Egbert and Josh Raskin, who serve as board members of Parkinson's Foundation, and bring years of professional experience to the role. Their parents and a child have specialized knowledge of PD, and their fathers have the right to cure the disease, in honor of their parents.
Since its inception, the Parkinson's Foundation aims to help people live their best lives with PD, understanding that the addition of money into cutting-edge research and advanced care are essential to achieve that goal. The Foundation can accelerate these efforts to have a significant impact and reach in the PD community.
To learn more about Reach Further, visit Parkinson.org/Reach.
The Parkinson's Foundation is a foundation for Parkinsons. Parkinson's causes the health of people with Parkinsons disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In all our actions, we build on the energy, experience and passion of our global Parkinson's community. Since 1957, the Parkinson's Foundation invested more than 400 million dollars in research and clinical care for Parkinson. Call (800) 4PD-INFO (473-4636, follow us on Parkinson.org, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or call (43) 473.
About Parkinson's Disease. Parkinson's disease affects a million Americans and ten million worldwide and is the second-most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer'' and the 14th-leading cause of death in the United States. The result is a progressive loss of motor control (e.g., shaking or tremor at rest and lack of facial expression) and non-motor symptoms (such as depression and anxiety). Parkinson's disease is not treated, and 60,000 new cases are diagnosed each year alone in the United States.
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