Message from the CEO & President

Our mission remains urgent — to help all people affected by Parkinson’s disease (PD) feel engaged and empowered to live better lives.

I am excited to share our 2022 Annual Report with you, so you can see all the meaningful ways we are working towards new research discoveries, improving access to equitable and quality Parkinson’s care and ensuring that all people with PD and their families have the information and resources they need, right now.

Thank you to all our donors and volunteers who help us reach further and improve the lives of the one million people in the U.S. who are living with PD today.

John L. Lehr
President and Chief Executive Officer

How We Make an Impact

2022 by the Numbers


Enjoying the Delicious Parts of Life:
How Marcia Mondavi Borger Finds Hope Living with Parkinson’s

In the 14 years that Marcia Mondavi Borger has been living with Parkinson’s, she’s taught herself how to find calm in the smaller, delicious parts of life.  

A tremor led her to a neurologist, who incorrectly diagnosed her and recommended she carry a heavy purse to disguise the tremor. Soon after, Marcia found life-changing Parkinson’s care with a new neurologist at a Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence. Since then, she has found hope in helping people with Parkinson’s on a national scale while serving on the Parkinson’s Foundation board.  
“Find a great doctor who will put all the pieces together for you,” Marcia said. “The Foundation’s Global Care Network is vital to helping connect people with Parkinson’s to hospitals and universities that treat us and advance treatments. The Foundation is working to reach even more people who need expert care.”


Research will one day lead us to the new discoveries that prevent, better control symptoms of and ultimately cure Parkinson’s disease.

The cornerstone of our research strategy is to fund innovative studies, the brightest researchers and new programs in hopes that they can lead us to new treatments.

invested in Parkinson’s research and clinical care in 2022


Though Parkinson’s is the world’s fastest growing neurological disease, only 9% of people with Parkinson’s receive care from a neurologist with specialized training.  

In 2022, we designated 10 medical centers in the U.S. Each center houses a specialized team that practices the latest in Parkinson’s treatments, providing access to high-quality care when and where people with PD need it.


calls and emails answered through our toll-free Helpline, 1-800-4PD-INFO, in 2022.


All people living with Parkinson’s, care partners and family members should have the information and resources they need to live better. We design and support programs and resources that ensure key information is accessible, especially to populations of focus who live in areas with limited access to care.


awarded to 137 community grants across 37 states, helping improve the lives of 75,000 people with PD.

Meet some of our donors who help further our reach.

The Fields Family finds hope in funding PD research in support of their mom, Barbara.
Rick and Susan help us improve access to PD genetic testing and counseling.
Kaden raised $29,000 in honor of his uncle “Uncky” Andrew, who is living with Young-Onset PD.


We directed more than 83% of our 2021-2022 spending on mission-related activities.


The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. Thank you for helping us make a larger impact in 2022 and beyond.

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