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Sponsorship and Support
At the Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF), our mission of finding the cause(s) of and a cure for Parkinson's disease requires reliance on a wide-ranging network of financial support. Each year, thousands of individuals, corporations and pharmaceutical companies give generously to PDF. Our sources of monetary support include the following:
Generous individual donors provide a substantial source of funding for PDF. Donations at all giving levels contribute approximately 87 percent to our annual revenue.
PDF hosts several fundraising events throughout the year to engage people eager to support our mission. Approximately six percent of our annual revenue is raised through special events, including PDF's annual gala, Bal du Printemps.
PDF Champions are the dedicated people (including those with Parkinson's, their friends, family and colleagues) who generously give their time and energy to raise awareness for Parkinson's and funds for PDF in their communities. PDF Champions have helped to move our cause forward by organizing bake sales, running marathons, participating in bike rides, even holding golf tournaments! In 2010, PDF Champions and their fundraising efforts provided two percent of PDF's total revenue.
Corporations across the US support PDF's work, offering direct financial donations as well as participating in workplace giving and matching gift programs. In 2010, money from corporations constituted two percent of PDF's total funding.
PDF realizes both the value and responsibility inherent in developing corporate partnerships. To learn more about PDF’s guidelines regarding this issue, read our most recent policy on corporate relationships.
Pharmaceutical organizations provide financial support for PDF's many educational programs and events, providing about three percent of PDF's total annual revenue.
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In addition to helping PDF fund promising research, the resources gained from these events and donations have allowed us to form collaborative initiatives with other national and regional PD organizations, making the most up-to-date information readily accessible to the entire Parkinson's community. The commitment of PDF and its generous supporters will enable us to more quickly achieve our goal of finding a cure for PD while ensuring that those living with the disease are able to maintain the best possible quality of life.