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Mission Statement

To provide information, education, and support to all impacted by Parkinson’s disease and to fund scientific research into the causes, prevention, treatments,ans ultimately the cure.

Description

The American Parkinson Disease Association(APDA) was founded in 1961 with the dual purpose to Ease the Burden - Find the Cure for Parkinson’s disease. In that time, APDA has raised and invested more than $87 million to fund research, patient services and education, and elevate public awareness. As the country’s largest Parkinson’s grassroots organization, APDA aims to Ease the Burden for the more than one million Americans with Parkinson’s disease and their families through a nationwide network of Chapters, Information and Referral (I&R) Centers, and support groups. APDA pursues its efforts to Find the Cure by funding Centers for Advanced Research and awarding grants to fund the most promising research toward discovering the cause(s) and finding the cure for Parkinson’s disease.

Ease the Burden
The American Parkinson Disease Association’s (APDA) nationwide network provides information and referral, education and support programs, health and wellness activities, and events to facilitate a better quality of life for the Parkinson's community and elevates public awareness about the disease. It is this grassroots structure that distinguishes APDA from other organizations serving people with Parkinson's disease.

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http://www.apdaflorida.org

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