Parkinson Foundation of Western Pennsylvania

Location:

575 Lincoln Ave.PittsburghPennsylvania15202United States View Map

Phone:

(412) 365-2086
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Description:

The Parkinson Foundation of Western Pennsylvania was founded as the Greater Pittsburgh Chapter of the National Parkinson Foundation in 1995 and received its 501(c)(3) status in 1996. Two years later, we hosted our first major fund-raising event - the Muhammad Ali Luncheon - which raised $180,000. Until 2000, most of the financial resources went toward funding research. Through grants to scientific projects, the Foundation played a key role in encouraging local research into developing effective treatments and finding the causes and a cure for PD. Until 2000, most of the financial resources went toward funding research. Through grants to scientific projects, the Foundation played a key role in encouraging local research into developing effective treatments and finding the causes and a cure for PD. In 2001, the name was changed to the Parkinson Chapter of Greater Pittsburgh. In 2005, a three-year strategic plan was created with the following vision for the year 2008: It is the Year 2008 and the Parkinson Chapter of Greater Pittsburgh has played a vital role in speeding the search for the cause(s), cure, and/or effective treatment for Parkinson disease and has provided support, education, services, and hope for persons with Parkinson's and their families. In 2007, the name was changed to the Parkinson Foundation of Western Pennsylvania to reflect the organization's growth into a regional, independent organization. Today, we are working towards fulfilling that vision with the help of our board of directors, staff, volunteers, and donors. As the leading community resource for Parkinson disease in Western Pennsylvania, we are committed to serving the Parkinson community with services, information, education, and support.

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