MAGNIFYING

IMPACT

2021
Annual Report

Message from the CEO & President

Throughout 2021, the donors and volunteers at the Parkinson’s Foundation stood with us and helped ensure that the Foundation had its best year ever. In this Annual Report, we share how we are Magnifying Impact to make life better for people with Parkinson’s disease now, and in the future.

This year, we raised more money and achieved our highest mission ratio ever, with 87% of revenue dedicated to our critical research, care and education initiatives. Our objective is clear — that all people affected by Parkinson’s are engaged and empowered to live better lives.

John L. Lehr
President and Chief Executive Officer

How We Make an Impact

2021 by the Numbers

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Magnifying
Research

Research is how we will find the most promising pathways to new Parkinson’s treatments, and ultimately a cure. Our genetics study is on track to help us understand how PD works, and how physicians will one day utilize this information to customize treatments.

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613

scientists funded through Parkinson’s Foundation research grants since 2010.

“Organizations like the Parkinson's Foundation really make a difference in helping to support the researchers trying to do this work...”

Taraz Lee, PhD
Parkinson’s Foundation Research Grantee

Magnifying
Care

We work to improve the standard of care for everyone with Parkinson’s. When people with Parkinson’s receive care that puts them first, they can better manage their symptoms and experience a higher quality of life.

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196,700

people with Parkinson’s treated in designated medical centers called Centers of Excellence.

“The Team Training program allowed me to understand my Parkinson's patients more holistically and be a better advocate for them...”

Jillian Frink, Speech Language Pathologist
Team Training Graduate

Magnifying
Education

All people living with Parkinson’s, care partners and their families need access to information and resources. In 2021, we hosted more virtual events than ever before.

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$2.2 million

awarded to 143 community grants across 42 states for exercise and education programs.

“It's tough living with Parkinson's, but it is reassuring to know that there is a solid organization where people come to work every day just to focus on my disease!”

Mel Mitchell
Parkinson’s Foundation Volunteer

Our donors and supporters help us work toward a cure

Methab rode for her father and grandfather
Gordon fundraises and serves on the Board for his father

Aditya rode for his grandpa
Meet More Donors
We directed 87% of our 2020-2021 spending on mission-related activities.
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THANK YOU!

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 achieve our best fundraising year yet.

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