Mission: To support research initiatives, educational programs, supportive services, and community outreach for neuro diseases patients and their caregivers.
Did you know?
+ The Foundation is committed to promoting a collaborative effort between centers, researchers, and clinicians at geographically distinct sites through an internet based research infrastructure, forming a consortium “center without walls”.
+ The research and education fills vital unmet needs by providing educational, wellness, and supportive activities that are crucial to help patients, caregivers and family members cope with the challenges that are encountered from diagnosis through the long-term treatment for neuro diseases.
+ We are currently conducting multiple clinical trials and support groups for the diagnosis and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. We are the only center to conduct free brain scans. The regular cost for this scan is $5,000 and through your support our patients can have this treatment at no cost.
+ The treatments that you will helps us sponsor include: patients and caregiver support groups, educational symposiums, dance therapy, Tai Chi, music therapy, chair yoga, art therapy, balance workshops, safety seminars, acting therapy, vestibular boxing, Alzheimer’s prevention, Parkinson’s and neurodegenerative ongoing educational lectures.
+ The center is amongst the three Parkinson’s research center in Florida and the largest one in genetics testing for the LRRK2 along with the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
+ We support projectSUNSHINE, one of the largest collections of epidemiological information on Parkinson’s disease in the elderly world.
+ The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research partners with us to present educational research and awareness about the disease. Including collaboration with pharmaceutical companies to speed development of novel treatment and the genetics revolution in Parkinson’s and neuro diseases.
+ Stuart Isaacson, M.D. Director of the Neuro disease and movement disorders center and foundation, highlights how the collaborative efforts have led to “over sixty new medications for Parkinson’s disease in clinical trials in the US with over a dozen of these clinical studies underway at the Boca Raton center alone. These include clinical trials to not only treat symptoms of dyskinesia, off periods, hallucinations, and orthostatic hypotension, but also several research programs aimed at slowing progression of the disease”.
+ Our ongoing studies at the Center include; memory and dementia, and PD psychosis, medications and improvement of activities of daily living, tolerability and efficacy of neuro medications.
+ We are known for excellence in stewardship funding 80% in innovative research and educational trainings, 15% in programs and social workers and 5% in management and support services.
+ Your support helps us stay at the forefront of research, patient care, education and innovation. You can make a difference. Sponsorship opportunities range from $5,000-$100,000.A 501c3 nonprofit organization under the regulations of the Internal Revenue Service. All contributions to the Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent provided by the law.
Special Thanks to Our 2016 PAREF Executive Board
Stuart Isaacson, M.D., Medical Director, PAREF, Melissa Carbonell, Co-Chair, Whitaker Realty/High End Transport, Jamie Shock, Co-Chair, TriNet, Phillip DeBiasi, Co-Chair, Advocate Home Healthcare, Bryan Grobler, Kelley Uustal, Marissa Fazio, One Sotheby’s International Realty, Chad Gottlieb, DarrowEverett LLP, Jaime Hellman, Corporate Insurance Advisors, Todd Kirkpatrick, Whitaker Realty, Joel Kamphuis, KM Wealth Management, Anthony Marcello, KM Wealth Management, Maria Hunt, PAREF, Elyse Rallo, PAREF