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The Foundation to award $1 million for community-based underserved populations, newly diagnosed and mental health programs

  • $1 million in research funding to support PD GENEration, a first-of-its-kind national study offering free genetic testing and counseling for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD)
  • 10-15% of people with Parkinson’s disease have a genetic form of the disease
  • Genetic testing provides better identification for clinical trial eligibility and may eventually enable personalized PD therapies

MIAMI & NEW YORK – October 6, 2020 – The Parkinson’s Foundation today announced a collaboration with Amazon’s Alexa to help more people gain access to education and resources related to Parkinson’s disease (PD) in English and Spanish. Alexa is Amazon’s cloud-based voice service available on Amazon Echo devices and third-party devices with Alexa built in.

Miami y New York – 29 de septiembre de 2020 – La Parkinson’s Foundation anunció hoy que ha ampliado PD GENEration: Trazando el Futuro de la Enfermedad del Parkinson para incluir pruebas genéticas y asesoramiento en el hogar en inglés

MIAMI & NEW YORK – September 29, 2020 – The Parkinson’s Foundation today announced that it has expanded PD GENEration: Mapping the Future of Parkinson’s Disease to include at-home genetic testing and counseling in English and Spanish for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) at no cost.

MIAMI & NEW YORK – September 15, 2020 – The Parkinson’s Foundation presented nine posters with key findings in research, care and education at the International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders which took place online from September 12 to 16.

Partnership Will Make Kizik’s Hands-Free Easy-On-And-Off Shoes More Available to Those Living With Parkinson’s Disease

MIAMI & NEW YORK – August 25, 2020 – The Parkinson’s Foundation today announced expanded virtual programs to support the Parkinson’s disease (PD) community during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Fall Moving Day events, the Foundation’s signature fundraising walk event will take place online in 18 cities across the country.

Funds awarded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Grants support Parkinson’s disease researchers in all phases of research and discovery


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