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Join the PDF Champions

Since 1957, the Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF) has funded more than $50 million worth of the most promising scientific research while providing education and support to people living with the disease. Our efforts have been greatly enhanced by people across the country who have joined the fight against Parkinson's by organizing events to benefit PDF. People with Parkinson's, their friends, family and colleagues have generously given their time and energy to raise funds for PDF through concerts, marathons, bike rides, bake sales and many more creative endeavors.

To recognize these supporters, and to encourage and provide assistance to organizers who are planning a fundraiser, we have created a new program called PDF Champions. By signing up as a partner in PDF's fundraising efforts, you will receive official endorsement of your event, technical assistance, PDF materials and recognition on our website.*

To get started, visit to download our fundraising packet. Fill out the registration form and fax or mail it back to PDF. We will review your registration and contact you to help get you started and to answer any questions.

If you are Internet-savvy, you can also register to raise funds online and create your own personal fundraising page! PDF has signed on with to provide you with an online page as the home base for your event. Start by visiting and click on "Become a PDF Champion." Once you have registered as a fundraiser, you can upload photos and write about why you are raising money for PDF. Email the link to your friends, family and colleagues! They can make a secure online donation through your webpage with proceeds going directly to PDF.

Here are some ideas of how you can raise funds online.

Organize an event
Running in a marathon? Walking, biking, sailing or bowling? For any of the events you organize or participate in, you can create an online sponsor page so your friends, family and colleagues can lend their support.

Click to a cure
You do not have to have an event to help. You can create a personal fundraising page with your story about why you are raising funds for Parkinson's. Email the link to your contacts and ask them to help support the cause.

Honor a loved one
Honor someone you love who lives with Parkinson's disease by creating an online giving page as a tribute to a family member or friend.

Create a memorial fund
If you have lost a loved one and wish to pay tribute to them, you can create a special memorial fund online. Upload pictures, stories and memories to share their life and legacy with others.

Questions? To learn more about becoming a PDF Champion, visit or contact Eddie Pelto, Director of Development, at (212) 923-4700 or

*PDF cannot offer financial assistance for individual fundraising efforts.