AIRPO (Alliance of Independent Regional Parkinson Organizations)

The Alliance of Independent Regional Parkinson Organizations (AIRPO) is a consortium formed with the shared goals of finding a cure for Parkinson's and supporting those who live with the disease.  

AIRPO encourages collaboration, leverages organizational strengths and maximizes efficiency within its member organizations, which include: Parkinson Foundation of Western Pennsylvania, Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma, Houston Area Parkinson Society, Michigan Parkinson Foundation, Southwest Parkinson Society, Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation, Parkinson Association of the Carolinas, Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s and Dallas Area Parkinsonism Society. 

The creation of AIRPO formalized a collaboration that began in 2009 between the Parkinson Foundation and several independent regional nonprofit organizations, who have now become AIRPO's founding members.  This partnership has allowed AIRPO to grow significantly over the years and in 2021, after many years of support from the Parkinson’s Foundation, AIRPO now functions as a stand-alone alliance. 

AIRPO Members

Dallas Area Parkinsonism Society
Dallas, TX

Houston Area Parkinson Society*
Houston, TX

Michigan Parkinson Foundation*
Bingham Farms, MI

Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson's
Sarasota, FL

Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation*
Seattle, WA

Parkinson Association of the Carolinas*
Charlotte, NC

Parkinson Association of the Rockies*
Denver, CO

*Indicates founding member

To be accepted to AIRPO, members must be able to demonstrate their credentials as independent nonprofit organizations by offering programs and direct services to their local community that aim to improve quality of life and daily living to those living with Parkinson’s or caring for a loved one with Parkinson's. Nonprofit organizations that are interested in learning about AIRPO should contact helpline@parkinson.org

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