If you’ve met one patient with Parkinson’s, you’ve only begun to hear the story of PD.
Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system, affects over 25,000 people in the state of Minnesota. The North Star State ranks third nationally in its per-capita population affected by PD, trailing only its neighbors North Dakota and South Dakota.
While symptoms may appear similar in PD patients, how and when they affect each patient varies vastly. Every face tells a different story.
There is no cure for Parkinson’s disease. But at the National Parkinson Foundation Minnesota (NPFM), we are dedicated to helping improve the lives of those living with PD. Through outreach events, educational materials and support, NPFM partners not only with patients, but caregivers, the medical and research community and support groups to enrich lives of those directly impacted by PD.
Your generous gift stays in Minnesota to help us enable more patients, engage a larger community and elevate our voice.
We are greatful and appreciative of your support.
Here’s a look at our #GTM14 lineup!
We will have two four-hour blocks dedicated solely to our special projects, Parkinson-Friendly Communities and Parkinson Support Grants.
– 8:00 a.m.-noon will be our Parkinson-Friendly Communities focus, with all funds going toward our PFC initiative to help raise awareness and provide outreach across greater Minnesota. Visit the page at https://givemn.org/project/Parkinson-Friendly-Communities5432cc924e268.
– 4:00-8:00 p.m. will be our focus on Parkinson Support Grants, an annual $500 grant program for those living with PD to assist in respite care, help-at-home and exercise. Visit the page at https://givemn.org/project/Parkinson-Support-Grants5432cbe9db018.
We will also have several prize giveaways throughout the day! Be sure to check out our Facebook page throughout the day for more details on the giveaway items and hourly updates on our donation progress!
– 4:00-8:00 a.m. – All donations received between those hours will be eligible to win a Parkinson’s blanket and resource books
– 8:00 a.m.-noon – All donations received during our PFC power hours will be eligible to win one of two $75 Visa gift cards
– Noon-4:00 p.m. – All donations received between those hours will be eligible to win a dinner and a movie package, with a gift certificate to Ham’s Sandwich Shop in Minnetonka and movie passes from AMC
– 4:00-8:00 p.m. – All donations received during our Parkinson Assistance Grants power hours will be eligible to win a basketball autographed by Minnesota men’s basketball head coach Richard Pitino and two tickets to the Gophers game versus Purdue on February 7