Ways to Get Involved with NPF
Parkinson's Awareness Month: Give Hope Year Round
There are many ways to support NPF's mission — find yours today!
Get Involved with the Community — Team Hope
NPF’s Team Hope is a community fundraising program that anyone can take part in! Choose an event or create one and help raise awareness of Parkinson’s in your hometown. It can be a team event or a personal quest — pick your passion, whatever it may be: we’ve had singing, hiking, paintball, golfing and even kayaking events. Watch an inspirational video about how others have helped spread our message of hope! We will help you with tips and resources to make your event a success. What are you waiting for? Create a Team Hope annual tradition today…
Celebrate Movement — Moving Day
We’re changing the way the world views Parkinson’s. In cities across the United States, Moving Day is your chance to speak up about Parkinson’s disease and move others to take action. It is a movement for change — towards more awareness, more funding, and more understanding of a disease that affects so many of our family and friends. We use movement as a symbol of hope and progress because of its essential role in treating Parkinson’s. Every move you make and every penny you raise will bring us closer to beating Parkinson’s! Assemble a team of walkers and shout with us, “People Who Move Change the World!”
Read a Parkinson Report article about Team Ardman from Moving Day Miami.
Knock it Out of the Park for Parkinson's
Chicago White Sox player Gordon Beckham launched Out of the Park for Parkinson’s in 2010 to raise awareness and support to help end Parkinson’s disease. Out of the Park has raised over $120,000 for the National Parkinson Foundation. Join Gordon and his fans to help end Parkinson’s by pledging your support today by friending Gordon on Facebook and following him on Twitter; making a donation today; and making your next celebration a fundraiser for Out of the Park for Parkinson’s!
Educate Yourself and Connect with Others — Conferences and Retreats
Young Onset Parkinson Conference
NPF hosts a series of conferences for people diagnosed with Young-onset Parkinson’s disease. Join us in person or on the web to learn about topics such as: medical advances, exercise programs, and how Parkinson’s affects relationships. Many people come to make new connections and keep up with old ones.
Living Well with Parkinson’s Disease: A Wellness Retreat for People Living with Parkinson’s Disease and Their Care Partners
Together with leading Parkinson’s specialists, learn how to link exercise, nutrition, and personal insight with your care to fight Parkinson’s. Join us for this 5-day program for people with Parkinson’s disease and a care partner. Workshops range from the latest research to lifestyle changes in a small group setting of 60 people and the program includes daily yoga classes all at the beautiful and peaceful Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts’ Berkshires.