Parkinson's Organizations and Foundations
There are so many great organizations and foundations advancing research and providing information and support for Parkinson's patients. The key to understanding a disease is learning more about it. You are encouraged to click on these links to see what is available (e.g., newsletters, clinical trials, practical tips for living with Parkinson's, etc.). Tremendous information is at your fingertips thanks to the World Wide Web.
Michael J. Fox Foundation - The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson's today.
National 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.
- Parkinson’s Foundation Greater Texas Chapter - Serves Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Follow this local chapter facebook page for info on Moving Day walks, educational events, inspirational stories from your community, ways to get involved, and more!
Parkinson's Research Foundation - The Parkinson Research Foundation (PRF) is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that funds Parkinson research, education, advocacy and free services living with Parkinson disease.
Davis Phinney Foundation - We help people with Parkinson's live well today. We provide essential information, practical tools and inspiration to people living with Parkinson's. We fund early-phase, innovative research that focuses on exercise, speech, movement and other factors that affect quality of life.
Parkinson's & Movement Disorder Alliance - The Parkinson & Movement Disorder Alliance is an independent, national non-profit organization that provides opportunities for people impacted by Parkinson’s and other movement disorders to learn, live life more fully, and connect with others. PMD Alliance reaches across all communities and partners with many organizations, institutions, and movement disorder specialists. We seek to address the needs of the people we serve by providing innovative solutions that inform, inspire and empower. These include experiential opportunities, educational programs, and growth-oriented social interactions. You can sign up for their emails: https://www.pmdalliance.org/recently-diagnosed/
American Parkinson Disease Assn (APDA) - The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) is the largest grassroots network dedicated to fighting Parkinson’s disease (PD) and works tirelessly to help the approximately one million with PD in the United States live life to the fullest in the face of this chronic, neurological disorder.
World Parkinson Coalition - WOW! - a list of “world-wide” Parkinson’s Support Groups!
St. Louis American Parkinson's Disease Foundation - The American Parkinson Disease Association- Greater St. Louis Chapter is located in Chesterfield, MO and funds the APDA Center for Advanced Parkinson Disease Research at Washington University School of Medicine. The Greater St. Louis Chapter is one of the largest among the American Parkinson Disease Association chapters in the United States.
APDA National Young Onset Center - ADPA info about Early Onset Parkinson's Disease
International Parkinson's and Movement Disorder Society - The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) is a professional society of clinicians, scientists, and other healthcare professionals who are interested in Parkinson's disease, related neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental disorders, hyperkinetic movement disorders, and abnormalities in muscle tone and motor control.
Kirk Gibson Foundation - Kirk Gibson both a player and manager for Major League Baseball was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in April 2015. He is determined to overcome adversity and motivated others to do the same… “I’ve realized I’m now up against the greatest challenge of my life. I’m approaching this obstacle the only way I know how – with an iron-strong will to overcome it and to encourage others to join me”. Kirk’s vision and mission is spreading awareness using the Kirk Gibson Foundation so that all private and public Parkinson’s research organizations, doctors, and hospitals can come together as a team to collaborate with one another to achieve our ultimate goal – finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease.
Capital Area Parkinson's Society - CAPS is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization, serving the greater Central Texas area. Membership in CAPS is open to anyone with an interest in Parkinson’s Disease.