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Ask your Representative to Support Critical Parkinson's Research!
- Apr 09 2013
The Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF) has received another important update from the Parkinson's Action Network (PAN) about advocating for research funding.
Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Peter King (R-NY), and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) are circulating a letter asking for $16 million in funding for the Department of Defense (DoD) Parkinson's research program in Fiscal Year 2014.
Contact your Representative today and ask him or her to sign the letter in support of Parkinson's research at the DoD. The deadline to secure signatures is close of business on April 12.
The Parkinson's Action Network strongly supports continued funding for the DoD Parkinson's research program. Our troops are routinely exposed to a wide range of toxins and other external stressors, such as traumatic brain injury, that may lead to the development of Parkinson's. The program funds grants, which go to researchers across the country, that support research to better understand how these exposures occur and how to better treat and prevent Parkinson's. Research breakthroughs are not only applicable to our warfighters, but also the 500,000 to 1.5 million American's living with Parkinson's disease.
PAN is the voice of the Parkinson's community in Washington, DC. In fiscal year 2013, PDF is supporting PAN with a grant of $200,000.
Source Date: Apr 09 2013