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Feb 13, 2017, 09:00 ET The Parkinson's Foundation's Moving Day® Walks Fund Local Parkinson's Programs in 2017

The Parkinson's Foundation is proud to announce that in its fifth year Moving Day®, A Walk for Parkinson's, has funded a total of $13.7 million in...


Feb 07, 2017, 09:00 ET Parkinson's Foundation Designates NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia, Rush University Medical Centers as Parkinson's Care 'Centers of Excellence'

The Parkinson's Foundation today announced the addition of two new Centers of Excellence to its global network: NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia...


Jan 09, 2017, 09:00 ET The National Parkinson Foundation Announces Initiative to Further Define Stages of Parkinson's Disease

The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF), a division of the Parkinson's Foundation, is proud to announce a collaboration with The Cure Parkinson's...


Nov 02, 2016, 11:55 ET National Parkinson Foundation Expands Expert Care Network in Italy

The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF), a division of the Parkinson's Foundation, announced today a new partnership with the Fresco Institute...


Sep 12, 2016, 12:00 ET National Parkinson Foundation Hosts Caregiver Summit

The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF), a division of the Parkinson's Foundation, will be hosting the first-ever Caregiver Summit, geared...


Aug 01, 2016, 12:00 ET National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) and the Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF) Complete Merger to Form the Parkinson's Foundation

 The Boards of Directors of the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) and the Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF) announced today that they have...


Jun 27, 2016, 12:30 ET The National Parkinson Foundation's Moving Day® Walks Fund Parkinson's Programs in Six Cities

The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) is proud to announce that the 2015 fall walk season of Moving Day®, A Walk for Parkinson's, has funded...


Jun 22, 2016, 10:39 ET National Parkinson Foundation and Global Kinetics Corporation Announce the Commencement of a Clinical Trial to Study Impact of Personal KinetiGraph™ Use in Routine Clinical Care of Patients with Parkinson's Disease

Global Kinetics Corporation, developer of the Personal KinetiGraph™ (PKG™) mobile health technology for the management of patients with...


Jun 20, 2016, 09:05 ET The National Parkinson Foundation Announces New Findings from Largest-Ever Parkinson's Study of 8,000 Patients Worldwide

The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) announced today that there are now more than 8,000 people with Parkinson's disease (PD) enrolled in its...


Jun 08, 2016, 08:55 ET Adaptive Athlete Announces 300 Skydives in 24 Hours

 On Wednesday, June 15, 2016, Kevin Burkart, will host "300 Imperfect Jumps," and will attempt to jump out of a plane with one arm 300 times in...


Dec 14, 2015, 09:05 ET The National Parkinson Foundation's Moving Day® Walks Fund $1.25 Million in Parkinson's Programs in 2015

 The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) is proud to announce that Moving Day®, A Walk for Parkinson's, has funded $1.25 million in...


Nov 23, 2015, 09:05 ET The National Parkinson Foundation Answers 50,000 Helpline Calls

 The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) announced today that their toll-free Helpline, 1-800-4PD-INFO, has achieved a major milestone: the...


Nov 10, 2015, 09:05 ET The Edmond J. Safra National Parkinson's Wellness Initiative Expands to Chicago and Tampa

The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) announced today that the Chicago and Tampa communities will be the newest sites to join the Edmond J. Safra...


Nov 04, 2015, 09:05 ET The National Parkinson Foundation Awards Four Innovative Research Grants

The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) announced today that it has funded four new grants in Parkinson's disease (PD) research. The four grants...


Aug 31, 2015, 08:55 ET The National Parkinson Foundation's Medical Director Publishes New Book on Breakthrough Therapies for Parkinson's Disease

The National Parkinson Foundation's (NPF) medical director, Michael S. Okun, M.D., has released a new book, "10 Breakthrough Therapies for...


Jun 17, 2015, 08:58 ET A National Parkinson Foundation Study Finds that Regular Exercise Can Slow Decline in Quality of Life

 Data released today from the National Parkinson Foundation's (NPF) Parkinson's Outcomes Project shows that people with Parkinson's disease...


Apr 06, 2015, 09:05 ET The National Parkinson Foundation Welcomes Two New Board Members

The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) announced the election of two new members to its Board of Directors: Gregory E. Katz and Jonathan Levin....


Mar 16, 2015, 09:05 ET Rasheda Ali Joins Tampa Bay Residents to Get "Moving" for Parkinson's Disease

The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) today announced that Tampa will be a host city for Moving Day®—a grassroots campaign that...


Feb 11, 2015, 09:05 ET National Parkinson Foundation Expands Expert Care Network

The Movement Disorder Center at UC San Diego Health System has been designated the 41st Center of Excellence in the National Parkinson...


Jan 14, 2015, 09:05 ET The National Parkinson Foundation Welcomes Two New Board Members

The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) announced the election of two new members to its Board of Directors: Erin R. Borger and Paul R. Blom. "We...


Nov 12, 2014, 09:05 ET The National Parkinson Foundation Launches CareMAP: An Online Guide to Caring for Someone with Advanced Parkinson's Disease

MIAMI, Nov. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ —The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) announced the launch of a new online guide,CareMAP,...


Nov 07, 2014, 15:56 ET National Parkinson Foundation Unveils "Know The Early Signs" Public Service Announcement Featuring U.S. Senator Cory Booker

The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF), a global-reaching non-profit leading the way in improving the quality of Parkinson's care, released a...


Nov 05, 2014, 09:05 ET The National Parkinson Foundation Welcomes Two New Board Members

The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) announced the election of two new members this month to its Board of Directors: Mindy McIlroy and Alberto...


Oct 31, 2014, 09:05 ET Emory University to Join the National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence Network

The Jean and Paul Amos Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Program at Emory University has been designated a Center of Excellence by the...


Oct 14, 2014, 09:05 ET The National Parkinson Foundation Partners with the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society to Deliver Health Professional Course

 The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) and the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) Pan American Section (MDS-PAS)...