South Florida Community Grants Available

The Parkinson’s Foundation Announces Request for Applications for
Community Grants in South Florida

South Florida, February 5, 2018 —The Parkinson’s Foundation is proud to announce that it is requesting applications for community grants to be awarded in South Florida for health, wellness and education programs that make life better for people living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and their caregivers.

Funds raised through Moving Day, an annual fundraising event hosted by the Parkinson’s Foundation across the nation, will support the foundation’s national research agenda as well as programs to make life better for people with Parkinson’s. Community grant applications should be submitted electronically by April 5, 2018. Applicants may contact the foundation for application templates or to verify eligibility at programs@parkinson.org.

“Parkinson’s Foundation grants enable us to partner with local organizations that provide life-changing services to the Parkinson’s community and bring awareness to this disease,” said Dreema Stokes, Community Development Director for the Parkinson’s Foundation. “From music therapy to exercise classes and educational forums, these programs embody the Parkinson’s Foundation mission in action.”

2018 community grant offerings will:

  • Address unmet needs in the Parkinson’s community: services for underserved populations, support for clinical trial recruitment for under-represented populations and other unmet needs such as financial barriers to care.
  • Expand a successful program into a new geography.
  • Develop a new program for people with Parkinson’s.

Funds raised through Moving Day support the Parkinson’s Foundation national mission by: delivering expert care to more than 100,000 people living with Parkinson’s; funding cutting-edge research to advance toward a cure and providing free resources for people living with Parkinson’s and their families.

In seven years, Moving Day has united nearly 115,000 people in the fight against Parkinson’s disease and has raised more than $17 million. In its 2018 season, Moving Day will be taking place in 39 cities across the United States.

To learn more about Moving Day please visit www.movingdaywalk.org. Moving Day is made possible, in part, through the generous support of national partners Abbvie, Right at Home, Adamas, Impax and Lundbeck.

About the Parkinson’s Foundation
The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease 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. For more information, visit www.parkinson.org or call (800) 4PD-INFO (473-4636).

About Parkinson’s Disease
Affecting an estimated one million Americans and 10 million worldwide, Parkinson’s disease is the second-most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s and is the 14th-leading cause of death in the United States. It is associated with a progressive loss of motor control (e.g., shaking or tremor at rest and lack of facial expression), as well as non-motor symptoms (e.g., depression and anxiety). There is no cure for Parkinson’s and 60,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the United States alone.

123 events in the first seven years, more than 116,000 participants, and nearly $17M raised.