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 40 Chapters, 50 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)
Make 2014 a Year of Treasured DaysPlease help the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) continue our critical work on behalf of individuals with Parkinson's and caregivers throughout the coming year. For a limited time only, you can receive a special "Treasured Days" calendar with your gift of $35 or more.
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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.
João Paulo Lima Daher, MD, PhD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Project Title: Defining LRRK2 Action in α-Synuclein Induced Neurodegeneration
Medical Students Summer Fellowships
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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.
"The Importance of Having a Will"
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