Back in the day, it was uncommon for older people, especially African Americans, to seek medical attention for physical and mental needs. Now, as a Research Advocate, I can ask questions and help raise awareness for PD. I use this role to spread information about the importance of clinical research and genetic testing.
Life with Parkinson’s
What are the early signs of Parkinson’s? What do you do after a diagnosis? Explore how to live well with Parkinson’s in every stage.
PD GENEration: Mapping the Future of Parkinson's Disease
This Parkinson's Foundation initiative offers genetic testing and counseling at no cost for people with Parkinson's disease (PD). When you participate, you can help scientists in their journey to better understand how Parkinson's works, leading to new, more effective therapies.
Our Reach Further campaign is raising $30 million to accelerate Parkinson's research, improve care and increase access to quality-of-life programs.Support Our Campaign
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Find local resources — from specialists through our Global Care Network to Parkinson's Foundation chapters that offer local events, support groups and more.
Your support allows us to improve Parkinson’s care and propels us towards a cure. Every day, volunteers and donors help us make life better for people with Parkinson’s.
Accelerating Research Through Expanded Genetic Testing and Counseling Study
Through its Global Parkinson’s Genetics Program (GP2), Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s (ASAP) has awarded the Parkinson’s Foundation a grant that will significantly expand its landmark international genetics study, PD GENEration: Mapping the Future of Parkinson’s Disease. The study provides genetic testing and genetic counseling to people with Parkinson’s disease (PD).