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National Parkinson's
Organizations and Associations

There are several excellent organizations dedicated to Parkinson's throughout the United States. Each of these organizations provide funding opportunities to support research for Parkinson's. Additionally, they provide educational resources. To learn more about each organization, visit the web page below. You will also note that each of the organizations have opportunities for you to sign-up to receive newsletters and notifications via email. This helps you remain aware of upcoming programs, both virtually and live and in-person, as well as introduce what new resources may become available.

Parkinson's Foundation

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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 they do, they build on the energy, experience and passion of the global Parkinson's community.

American Parkinson Disease Association


The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) is a nationwide grassroots network dedicated to fighting Parkinson's disease (PD) and works tirelessly to help the approximately one million with PD in the U.S. live life to the fullest in the face of this chronic neurological disorder. Founded in 1961, APDA has raised and invested more than $252 million to provide outstanding patient services and educational programs, elevate public awareness about the disease, and support research designed to unlock the mysteries of PD and ultimately put an end to this disease. To join them in the fight against PD and to learn more about the support APDA provides nationally through a network of Chapters and Information and Referral (I&R) Centers, as well as the national Research Program and Centers for Advanced Research, please visit

Michael J. Fox Foundation

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The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensure the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson's today. 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.

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, care partners, families and friends, and physicians and healthcare professionals. 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

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