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Founded in 1961, the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) is the largest grassroots network dedicated to fighting Parkinson’s disease (PD) and works tirelessly to assist the more than 1 million Americans with Parkinson’s disease live life to the fullest in the face of this chronic, neurological disorder. APDA has raised and invested more than $170 million to provide outstanding patient services and educational programs, elevate public awareness about the disease, and support research designed to unlock the mysteries of Parkinson’s disease and ultimately put an end to this disease.

$124M to fund services

Throughout its 55+ year history APDA has uniquely delivered education, support and patient services to Americans with Parkinson’s and their families.

74K supported in 2016

1,700+ support groups that served 74,000 individuals with Parkinson’s and their family members.

$46M to fund research

APDA has invested more than $46 million to fund scientific research since 1961 and has been a funding partner in most major scientific breakthroughs in that time.

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