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Your gifts supports $5 million in scientific research to solve, treat and end Parkinson's.

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Find tips for and tools managing Parkinson's through by watching PDF webinars.

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We Need You

People with Parkinson's are key partners in our work to solve, treat and end the disease.

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A New Home for Parkinson's Science

An open access journal, enabling professionals and people with PD to access the latest research.

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Community Choice Results

We are investing $40,000 for experts to study two symptoms identified by the community as priority for Parkinson's research: dystonia and cognition. 

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Your Donations Make a Difference

Your support makes the research of Dr. Hess and Dr. Earhart possible, allowing us to learn about the role of genetics and the potential of exercise in Parkinson's.


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Parkinson's Disease Foundation Announces $4 Million in Research Investments to Solve, Treat and End Parkinson's Disease

June 9, 2016

The Parkinson's Disease Foundation® (PDF®) is pleased to announce $4 million in research investments to solve, treat and end Parkinson's disease. The newest awards, which include increased support for early-career scientists, reflect PDF's urgency for advancing the care and cure for the one million Americans living with Parkinson's disease.

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PDF Champions: Alaskan Expedition

Friday, July 29 (Maclaren Glacier, AK)

Nine-time Champion Rachel Isenberg will be backpacking 12 miles to Maclaren Glacier and paddle back 10 miles on the Maclaren River to benefit PDF!

Each summer, Rachel takes on a special summer challenge in honor of her mom who lives with Parkinson's disease. To date, she has raised $27,000 for PDF through challenges such as climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and biking across Pennsylvania.

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