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Jessie, PDF Champions

“I want to raise awareness and contribute to the research effort so that others may not have to live with this disease in the future.”

~Jessie, PDF Champion

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Ivory Latta

“My father and my grandmother live with Parkinson’s, which drives me to help other families touched by the disease.” 

~Ivory Latta, PDF Champions Ambassador

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Fundraise with PDF Champions

Many people ask: where does the cure for Parkinson's begin? Our answer: with YOU!

Because thousands of people like you are PDF Champions, we are able to fund $5 million in Parkinson's research each year.

Read about some of our inspiring PDF Champions – kayakers, bakers, teachers and others – and join them. 

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Benefits of Joining PDF Champions

When you become a PDF Champion, we will provide you with the support you need to make your fundraiser a success. Just browse the stories of our successful PDF Champions in Action here, and check out these benefits:

  • Guidance and support: Once you register, you’ll be connected with a PDF staff member who will work with you every step of the way. Do you need help figuring out what type of event to hold or organizing logistics? Our team can provide tips, resources and guidance on how to implement your fundraiser and meet your goal.
  • A personalized web page: Tell your supporters why the Parkinson’s cause is so important to you through a customized web page. Upload pictures, share progress and allow your supporters to donate and post messages of support.
  • Promotion: Are you looking for additional supporters? We’ll post your event on our website calendar and social media outlets to ensure that PDF’s community knows about your effort. For our top fundraisers, we provide personalized media outreach asssistance.
  • Gear: As you hit certain fundraising goals, we’ll send over PDF singlets, t-shirts and awareness bracelets. All PDF Champions can order any of PDF’s free educational materials for attendees and supporters.