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PDF Rated a Four-Star Charity by Charity Navigator

The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) is pleased to announce that it has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator.  The top ranking is given to charities who demonstrate sound fiscal management.  This makes PDF the only  Parkinson’s organization to have been awarded both a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and the Charity Seal of Approval from the Wise Giving Alliance of the Better Business Bureau (BBB).

Charity Navigator is the nation’s largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities, having assessed the financial health of over 5,000 of America’s largest charities.  Charity Navigator examines two broad areas of a charity's financial health – how responsibly it functions day to day as well as how well positioned it is to sustain its programs over time.  It then awards the charity an overall rating, ranging from zero to four stars, and provides in-depth and objective analysis of its fundraising operations.

The organization’s most recent report about PDF is now available on the Charity Navigator website.

Executive Director Robin Elliott, commented on PDF’s award, “PDF’s donors entrust us with their contributions because they want information, new treatments and a cure for Parkinson’s.  We take that responsibility to heart.  We will continue to use the public’s contributions wisely and strategically to support progress on Parkinson’s research, education and advocacy.”

PDF’s audited financial statements for 2008 can be viewed on PDF’s website  or can be obtained by a written request to 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018 or by email to

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About Parkinson’s Disease
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder that affects nearly one million people in the US.  Although promising research is being conducted, there is currently no cure for Parkinson’s.

About the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF)
The Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF) is a leading national presence in Parkinson's disease research, education and public advocacy.  We are working for the nearly one million people in the US living with Parkinson’s by funding promising scientific research and supporting people with Parkinson’s, their families and caregivers through education programs and support services.  Since its founding in 1957, PDF has funded over $80 million worth of scientific research in Parkinson’s disease, supporting the work of leading scientists throughout the world. 

Source Date: Nov 20 2009