Receives Grant from Parkinson’s Foundation
Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s (NCF) has been selected as a recipient of a 2022-2023 Parkinson’s Foundation community grant. The Parkinson’s Foundation invests in community programs that impact local communities and help people live better with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) by providing support for unmet health, wellness and educational needs.
This year’s grant cycle focused on programs that provide a service for underserved PD communities and initiatives that reach those newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s or those who are just beginning their Parkinson’s journey.
“There are approximately 12,000 people diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in the communities we serve and for every person diagnosed there is a caregiver or family member who also needs support,” explains Dr. Sara Grivetti, CEO of Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s.
“The Parkinson’s Foundation grant of $17,700 will help support our impactful “PD 101” initiative to reach those newly diagnosed with PD and their caregivers throughout the six-county region we serve. The Parkinson’s Foundation has partnered with Neuro Challenge Foundation since 2017,” continues Dr. Grivetti. “We are deeply honored to have been awarded a Parkinson’s Foundation community grant and are very excited at the opportunity to join current recipients in improving the quality of life of people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers today.”
About the Parkinson’s Foundation:
The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with PD by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything we do, we build on the energy, experience and passion of our global Parkinson’s community. For more information, visit www.parkinson.org or call (800) 4PD-INFO (473-4636).
About Parkinson’s Disease:
Affecting nearly one million Americans and 10 million worldwide, Parkinson’s disease is the second-most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s and is the 14th-leading cause of death in the United States. It is associated with a progressive loss of motor control (e.g., shaking or tremor at rest and lack of facial expression), as well as non-motor symptoms (e.g., depression and anxiety). There is no cure for Parkinson’s and 60,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the United States alone.
About Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s: Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created to improve the quality of life of people with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers today. Neuro Challenge provides individualized Care Advising and monthly virtual and community-based education, therapeutic and support programs in Sarasota, Manatee, Pinellas, Highlands, Marion and Charlotte counties and beyond. All Neuro Challenge essential services and programs are offered at no cost to people with Parkinson’s disease and their loved ones. For more information visit www.NeuroChallenge.org.
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