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Parkinson's Resources Online

 

Foundation Name

Focus

American Parkinson's Disease Association
apdaparkinson.org

Provides information on support groups, treatment options and health-care facilities across the United States.

 

Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson's Foundation
dystonia-parkinsons.org

Works to encourage new research and scientists in the field of dystonia and Parkinson's disease, and to heighten awareness about these movement disorders.

 

Davis Phinney Foundation
davisphinneyfoundation.org

Founded by retired cyclist Davis Phinney, the goal of the organization is to inspire and inform PD patients through the funding of exercise and speech programs; and, encouragement of those impacted by the disease to celebrate the daily victories in their lives.

 

DBS-STN.org
dbs-stn.org

DBS-STN.org is committed to helping improve the quality of life of DBS-STN patients and their caregivers. Through patient and caregiver surveys, this online community is not only asking questions, but providing answers that will help the DBS-STN community.

 

International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society
http://www.movementdisorders.org

A comprehensive resource for movement disorder information and the hub of movement disorder activities on the web.

 

National Parkinson's Foundation
parkinson.org

Offers extensive treatment information and news about Parkinson's for patients and caregivers.

 

Northwest Parkinson's Foundation
nwpf.org

A non-profit that seeks to make the Pacific Northwest a leading center for the study and treatment of movement disorders. It helps fund the Booth Gardner Parkinson's Care Center in Kirkland, Washington.

 

Parkinson's Association of the Rockies
parkinsonrockies.org

Provides direct services to PD patients and their families through adaptive aids, emotional support and respite care. In addition, they work to educate and raise awareness of the special needs of PD patients among the community and health care workers with the goal of improving the quality of life for the patient and their family.

 

Parkinson's Action Network (PAN)
parkinsonsaction.org

An advocacy-oriented non-profit that seeks to increase awareness about PD and to educate policy makers as the importance of federal research funding on the disease, among other goals.

 

Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF)
pdf.org

Promotes and helps fund research into the causes of and cure for Parkinson's and for better treatment of symptoms.

 

The Parkinson's Alliance
parkinsonsalliance.org

Raises funds, largely through partnerships and matching fund affiliations, for research into the causes of and potential cures for PD.

 

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
michaeljfox.org

Directly funds research initiatives related to finding a cure for PD and increasing the effectiveness of existing treatments.

 

Unity Walk
unitywalk.org

Raises funds for research and awareness of PD. They support seven related non-profits in this area through a walk in Central Park, New York, NY each year.