The National Parkinson Foundation is a nonprofit organization that strives for finding treatment and family support for people with Parkinson’s disease, a neurodegenerative brain disorder that impairs one’s motor skills. The NPF has been actively campaigning for the effective management of this disease and has so far developed several programs that try to address at least one aspect of the condition. These include:
Moving Day® Walk. An inspiring fundraising event, Moving Day® Walk unites families, friends, and communities in the fight against Parkinson’s disease. It is the first grassroots campaign in the country to provide a clearer strategic plan for the treatment of the disease on a national level. It is held in several cities nationwide.
Team Hope™. Dubbed as a “FUNdraising” program, this allows people in the community to freely build funds and develop awareness for Parkinson’s in a variety of ways. These community fundraisers take the lead in planning their activities or participating in athletic events.
NPF Chapters. These are community organizations that provide people with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers access to a wide range of relevant resources and services, such as support groups, health and wellness classes, and education programs, among others. They educate the community about the disorder through special events to help ensure that patients, their families, and caregivers live a full life.
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