Your support helps us stay at the forefront of research, patient care, education and innovation. The resources and that your gift will help us sponsor include: cutting-edge research in the areas of blood-based biomarkers and genetics for the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s disease; patient and caregiver support groups, educational symposiums and online education, dance therapy, Tai Chi, music therapy, chair yoga, art therapy, balance workshops, safety seminars, acting therapy, vestibular boxing, among other events and activities.
The Foundation is a 501(c)3 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.
Mission: To support research initiatives, educational programs, supportive services, and community outreach for Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s disease patients, their families 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 neurological diseases.
+ 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
+ In 2020, we partnered with Alzheimer’s Universe to support educational online to their current 2 million users and additional users to come worldwide
+ Also in 2020, Dr. Christine Greer joined our team to help support and direct outreach and educational interventions for lifestyle-based interventions, such as nutrition and exercise, related to Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative conditions. She is a physician trained at the University of Miami, University of Southern California, NewYork-Presbyterian, Weill Cornell Medicine, and has a Masters in Human Nutrition from Columbia University.
+ 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 neurological diseases.
+ 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. 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.
+ We are known for excellence in stewardship funding ~85% in innovative research, education and outreach, ~15% in program admin, management and services.
+ Your support helps us stay at the forefront of research, patient care, education and innovation. You can make a difference. Sponsorship opportunities for annual symposia range from $5,000-$250,000+.