See Your Impact

Watch videos of the stories you make possible through your support of the Parkinson’s Foundation.

See Your Impact

Because of supporters like you, we can continue to make life better for people with Parkinson’s and advance research toward a cure.

See the Stories You Make Possible

When you support the Parkinson’s Foundation, you make so much possible for our community. From research breakthroughs to educational programs to life-changing connections, you are pivotal to every aspect of the Foundation’s work.

Lou’s Story

Lou highlights her experience as a veteran who served in South Vietnam and her path to becoming a Parkinson’s disease (PD) advocate. In 2003, she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s as a result of exposure to the herbicide Agent Orange during her service. For the past 30 years, she has been sharing her Vietnam experiences with students and community groups.

Kathy’s Story

Kathy McMurray was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at age 36. She speaks about the feelings of isolation and fear that came with her diagnosis, and how the Parkinson’s Foundation gave her a renewed sense of purpose, empowering her to live the best life possible.

Dean’s Story

Hear care partner Dean Clarke Taylor speak about the importance of specialized care and the need for greater understanding of Parkinson’s diagnosis, progression, psychological support and treatment. 


Parkinson’s Foundation By The Numbers

$400 Million Invested

in Parkinson’s Research and clinical care since 1957.

115,900 Free Hospital Kits

115,900 free, live-saving Aware in Care hospitalization kits distributed to help people get better care in a hospital since 2011.

Over $7.4M Awarded

More than $7.4 million awarded to support 579 community-based programs that make life better for people living with PD since 2011.

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Kate Nelson

Kate Nelson

Associate Vice President, Individual Giving

Parkinson's Foundation