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PAN Alert: Act Now: Urge Congress to Support DoD Parkinson's Research

The Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF) has received another important update from the Parkinson's Action Network (PAN) about increased federal Parkinson's research funding.

From PAN:

Join the Parkinson's Action Network (PAN) in our efforts to secure $16 million in funding for a critical Parkinson's research program at the Department of Defense (DoD) in Fiscal Year 2015!

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense is expected to take up a bill that includes funding for this program during the week of June 9.

Thanks to the hard work of Parkinson's advocates from across the country, this program has remained fully funded despite fiscal challenges. We need your help to ensure that DoD Parkinson's research remains a priority as Congress makes funding decisions this year.

Contact your Representative today and ask him or her to support $16 million for Parkinson's research at DoD.

Why It Matters

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 that not only benefits our military and the nearly 80,000 veterans with Parkinson's disease, but also provides the broader Parkinson's community with information on how to better treat and prevent Parkinson's. Learn more about the program on PAN's website.

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PAN is the voice of the Parkinson's community in Washington, DC. In fiscal year 2014, PDF is supporting PAN with a grant of $200,000.

Source Date: May 28 2014