Our Impact

7 Ways We Change Lives

The Parkinson Council received more than $850,000 in donations in 2015. The largest percentage of our funding goes directly to patient and care partner programs and services.

1.  More people, including low-income people, are getting more therapy, education and social support

2.  Doctors at Penn and Jefferson are doing research that will improve Parkinson’s therapies

3.  More people who need home visits are getting them

4.  A clinical fellowship program at Jefferson is attracting more new doctors who can make a difference in the movement against Parkinson’s

5.  The Philadelphia Museum of Art is teaching painting, papermaking, pottery and sculpture to people with Parkinson’s

6.  The University of Delaware is helping more patients get access to Movement Disorder Specialists

7.  All over the region, people with Parkinson’s are dancing, practicing yoga, and even boxing, many for the first time

Why do we do it?

Our mission is to provide financial support to local nonprofits and institutions dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with Parkinson’s disease, their families and care partners. Our goal is to touch the lives of more people with Parkinson’s every day.