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PDF Wins Third Consecutive Four Star Award From Internet Watchdog

Charity Navigator, an Internet-based service that provides in-depth, objective analysis of the fundraising operations of Americanís largest charities, has for the third year running awarded the Parkinsonís Disease Foundation (PDF) its highest 4-star ranking.

The web-based portal, accessed at, is a resource for donors, helping to guide intelligent giving by providing information on over 1,700 charities and by rating their financial health. Star ratings are determined by evaluating two key areas: short-term spending practices and long-term sustainability. The analysis includes an organizationís core expenses - fundraising, program, and administration expenses. Based on how each charity rates in these and other areas, it is assigned an overall rating, ranging from zero to four stars.

Copies of our audited financial statements for 2002 will be available by 30 November, 2003 and can be obtained upon request from the PDF, 710 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032, or by email to

Source Date: Oct 28 2003