Press Releases

MIAMI & NEW YORK – May 7, 2020 – The Parkinson’s Foundation is offering new online events and programs to support the Parkinson’s disease (PD) community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The newly designed virtual programs and online content focus on priority topics like exercising at home and educational information on PD preparedness, hospitalization, nutrition, stress management, telemedicine and more. 

NEW YORK & MIAMI – April 27, 2020 – The Parkinson’s Foundation today welcomed James (Jim) E. Morgan, III, to its board of directors. Jim Morgan joins the board with an extensive background as a leader in the legal field, along with numerous years of volunteer service with the Parkinson’s Foundation and other charitable organizations.

 NEW YORK & MIAMI – April 23, 2020 – The Parkinson’s Foundation today announced that Kayln Henkel is promoted to Senior Vice President & Chief Development Officer. Previously, Henkel served as the Foundation’s Vice President of Field Development. She is now responsible for guiding and overseeing the Foundation’s fundraising and development initiatives.

NEW YORK & MIAMI – April 6, 2020 – The Parkinson’s Foundation has been recognized as number 33 in the top 50 nonprofits to work for by The NonProfit Times in the publication’s “2020 Best Nonprofits to Work For” list.

Parkinson’s Foundation Partners with AARP to Support Care Partner Community
Partnership provides resources for care partners of people with Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s Foundation Hosts Free Bilingual Care Partner Summit
Summit is now an online-only event, in-person elements are postponed

Parkinson’s Foundation Awards New Physical Therapy Grant to Three Physical Therapists Specializing in Parkinson’s Care

Parkinson’s Foundation Welcomes Paolo Fresco to Board of Directors

Parkinson’s Foundation Launches First-Ever Parkinson’s Nurse Fellowship Program in the US
Applications now open for four nurse fellows to participate in yearlong training

Parkinson’s Foundation Announces New Sites for Parkinson’s Genetic Testing and Counseling
PD GENEration program aims to identify improved treatment options and personalize medicine for people with Parkinson’s

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