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PDF Receives Highest Ranking from Charity Navigator

The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) is pleased to announce that it has once again received a four-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 four-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.  The organization 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.  Charity Navigator's most recent report about PDF provides a four-star ranking and is now available online.

Executive Director Robin Elliott, commented on PDF’s award, “We are of course delighted to receive Charity Navigator’s highest rating.  Recognition of this kind from the nation’s most respected rating agency will remind our supporters – most of whom are personally touched by Parkinson’s – not only that we are committed to understanding, treating and curing the condition, but that in pursuing these goals we strive for the highest degrees of integrity, efficiency and effectiveness."

PDF’s annual report and audited financial statements for 2009 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 $85 million worth of scientific research in Parkinson’s disease, supporting the work of leading scientists throughout the world and has dedicated over $34 million to support people with Parkinson’s and their families and caregivers through our educational and advocacy programs.

Source Date: Dec 06 2010