The American Parkinson Disease Association, Inc.
EASE THE BURDEN - FIND THE CURE
As the country’s largest grassroots Parkinson’s disease organization, the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) improves the lives people with Parkinson’s disease and their families from coast to coast with patient/caregiver support; education and positive lifestyle programs; awareness, social and fundraising events; and scientific research funding at all levels. Through a national network of Chapters, Information & Referral Centers, more than 1,000 support groups, and eight Centers for Advanced Research, APDA delivers help for today and hope for tomorrow.
(Pictured Left: Paws for Parkinson 2013 - Annual Howl-O-Ween Dog & People Walkathon, October 27, 2013, Long Island, NY)
WE'VE GOT YOUR BACKThe American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) is the largest grassroots organization serving Americans with Parkinson's. Signing up with us is a great way to get the latest news about breakthrough research projects and treatments, receive invitations to local and regional events, share tips for healthy living, and so much more.Please join our email list today!
Fran is a beautiful memoir by Moe Kornbluth capturing
his wife’s incredible spirit and courageous 10+
year battle with Parkinson’s disease.
APDA wants everyone who has been touched by Parkinson’s
to have a chance to read this book. So for a limited time,
we will send a copy of Fran to anyone
who donates $35 or more. Act now – supplies are limited!
Participate in an Optimism event and raise funds for
education, research, and support services
for those affected by Parkinson's disease.
Whether you are living with PD, know someone
who is, or just want to support a good cause...
Optimism is contagious!
Join us by registering for or donating to an existing event
today - because together, we can accomplish anything!
Pictured Left: APDA Gives Back - APDA George Chapter
03/12/14 - Manchester, CT - PD Dinner Lecture
03/12/14 - Attleboro, MA - Lunch & Learn
03/26/14 - Glastonbury, CT - PD Dinner Lecture
04/05/14 - Quincy, MA -
Educational Program for Individuals & Families Living w/PD
04/05/14 - Rolling Meadows, IL -
2014 Live Your Best Life Symposium
04/05/14 - Fairlee, VT - PD Awareness Day Event
04/05-06/14 - St. Louis, MO -
St. Louis Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend
04/06/14 - Delray Beach, FL - 2014 Optimism Walk
04/12/14 - Albert Lea, MN - Spring PD Conference
04/12/14 - N. Las Vegas, NV - 2014 Optimism Walk/5K
04/19/14 - Cottage Grove, WI - Half Marathon, 5K & 1-Mile Walk
04/25/14 - Hot Springs, AR - Living with Parkinsons Seminar
04/26-30/14 - Waltham, MA - Yoga for PD: Teacher Training Certificate Program
04/26/14 - Mason, OH - Spring Educational Forum
04/28/14 - Stone Mountain, GA -
"Driving Parkinson's Away" Golf Tournament
05/04/14 - Canton, MA - 2014 Optimism Walk
05/17/14 - Mount Joy, PA - Don Warfel Memorial Golf Outing
05/17/14 - Seattle, WA - Magic of Hope Auction & Gala Dinner
05/19/14 - Glendale, MO - Jack Buck Memorial Golf Tournament
06/05/14 - Winchester, MA - 19th Annual "Alan Tarin" Winchester PD Symposium
APDA Scientist Mahlon DeLong
Receives Prestigious Award
Scientific Advisory Board member and director of APDA’s Center for Advanced Research at Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Mahlon DeLong, MD, has been awarded a 2014 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences. Dr. Delong’s $3 million award recognizing excellence in research aimed at curing intractable diseases and extending human life, was one of six awarded at a ceremony in Mountain View, Calif., in December.
A professor of neurology at Emory, Dr. DeLong has worked to understanding the causes of Parkinson’s disease for more than 20 years, and has been a pioneer in defining and characterizing the circuits in the brain that malfunction in PD.
Former Opera Singer turned
Paper Maker’s New Stage
Afflicted businessman creates Hope Ornaments with a portion of proceeds
donated to the American Parkinson Disease Association to fight disease and find a cure.
Meet APDA’s Research
In May the APDA’s Scientific Advisory Board selected 11 grant applications (seven research grants and four post-doctoral fellowships) and the Board of Directors approved for funding. In the following weeks, we will present a synopsis of this year’s awards beginning with post-doctoral grants, a one-year, $35,000 fellowship to support scientists whose research promises new insights into the disease. Such support has historically enabled recipients to position their work to a level eligible for greater funding. APDA has been a funding partner in most of the major PD scientific breakthroughs.
Sheng-Han Kuo, MD
Autophagy in Parkinson’s Disease
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