Mission: To support research initiatives, educational programs, supportive services, and community outreach for PD 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.
+ The treatments that you will help 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, 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 2017-2018 PaREF Executive Board
Howie Mofshin , Boca Chairman, Right at Home Palm Beach
Eddie Ventrice , Boca Vice Chairman, BV Group, UBS Private Wealth Management
Melissa Carbonell, Broward Chairman, Whitaker Realty/ High End Transport
Todd Kirkpatrick, Broward Chairman, Whitaker Realty
Stuart Kaufman, Broward Chairman
Phillip DeBiasi Advocate Home Healthcare
Joel Kamphuis KM Wealth Management
Anthony Marcello KM Wealth Management
Dr. Winsome Mclead Senior Navigators
Lisette Mocega Baptist Health System
Justin Perrone Excelsior Wines
Jamie Shock TriNet
Marni Siegel Occupational Therapist
Marissa Fazio One Sotheby’s International Realty
Marc Freitag US Trust
Bryan Grobler Kelley Uustal
Bruce Gropper Right at Home Palm Beach
Chad Gottlieb DarrowEverett LLP
Jaime Hellman Corporate Insurance Advisors
Matthew Buckley, Top Gun Solutions
Adam Fass, Merrill Lynch
Ashley Peluchette, TotalMD
Mayra Saldarriaga, Tom James
Nisha Chhabria, M.D. Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center of Boca Raton
Stuart Isaacson, M.D. Medical Director, PAREF
Maria Hunt Executive Director, PAREF
Elyse Rallo Program Director, PAREF
Danielle Lessman Education and Outreach Director, PAREF