We are leaders in ensuring expert Parkinson’s care, educating and empowering the Parkinson’s community and driving the understanding of Parkinson’s through research. As a national organization with local presence and impact, we bring help and hope to the estimated one million people in the U.S., 10 million worldwide, who are living with Parkinson’s.
Your support of the Parkinson’s Foundation Minnesota & Dakotas Chapter makes a big impact on the quality of life for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) right here in your community, as well as across the country and around the world!
Thanks to supporters like you, we are able to provide free resources and advance research toward a cure.
Find Expert Care
Access to care professionals, medications and services
Parkinson’s Foundation Global Care Network creates more opportunities for people with PD to access high-quality care.
Aware in Care Kit
Advocate for your best care
The Aware in Care Hospital Kit gives people with PD tools and information to share with hospital staff during a planned or emergency hospital visit.
The Helpline answers more than 20,000 calls a year
Call our Helpline at 1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636) to find your nearest PD specialist or local resources and get answers to your PD and caregiving questions.
We are your trusted ally for information at every stage
We offer resources including videos, podcasts, webinars and other opportunities to learn about the many aspects of living well with PD.
Progress towards new medicines, better therapies and eventually a cure relies, almost exclusively, on innovative, high-quality research.
The Parkinson’s Foundation Community Grants program supports programs that further the health, wellness and education of the Parkinson’s community. We help people with Parkinson’s live better lives, today.
In the 2023 grant cycle, we awarded two local grants to community programs. These Community Grants are made possible through the support of donors.
Learn more about the Parkinson’s Foundation Community Grants program, including application information, deadlines and more.
ATTN: Minnesota & Dakotas
200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800
Miami, FL 33131
Our Chapter Board ensures our impact is community based and community lead.
Scott's role with the Parkinson's Foundation is as a consultative professional with customer needs and solutions always at the forefront on my plans. After 25 years at Steelcae in sales, he retired. His work history includes extensive experience in; exploring opportunities for improvement, creating throught-provoking solutions, integrating future viewpoints into development plans, and measuring success. Volunteering allows him to improve lives of those battling Parkinson's Disease.
Dave Egemo was born in St. Paul and has lived in Minnesota most of his life. Dave graduated with a Business Degree from the University of Minnesota in 1984 and has an MBA in Marketing. He began working at 3M Healthcare in 1991, married in the same year, and had five children. Diagnosed with young onset Parkinson's in 2005, and has been living with disease for over 15 years.
Alicia is a person living with young onset Parkinson's since 2018, diagnosed at the age of 45. She is an Instructor at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University in St. Joseph, MN, for the past 10 years. She leads and supports arts non-profits in her community and received the Minnesota Height Education Art Educator of the Year for 2021-2022. She is grateful to her spouse of 26 years, her daughter, and her sister for their support.
Courtney Sebo Savica