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The National Parkinson Foundation Welcomes New Board Member

MIAMI, FL — The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) announced the election of Ricardo Caporal to its Board of Directors. 

"We are delighted to welcome Ricardo to NPF’s Board. We are excited about using his entrepreneurial leadership and diverse skill set to make a difference in the lives of the more than one million Americans living with Parkinson’s," stated John W. Kozyak, Esq., NPF Chairman of the Board. “Ricardo has been successful with non-profits, real estate and a wide array of businesses, including music, fashion and technology. You can literally feel Ricardo’s energy and drive and I cannot wait for him to start serving.”

Ricardo Caporal is the Founder & President of Mattoni Group. The Brazil-born property developer has over 10+ years of real estate experience with a history of zest for entrepreneurship in an array of industries including music, fashion, design and technology. Additionally, he has worked in private equity. Caporal’s Mattoni Group real estate investment company includes partnership interests in a diverse portfolio of assets across the Southern part of the United States comprised of rental apartment communities and commercial properties.

Caporal established Mattoni Group in December 2009 with an aim to locate and create unique real estate investment opportunities. With a play on the word Mattoni which means “bricks” in Italian, Caporal’s vision has been to create building blocks by effectively developing and managing the properties under his portfolio so that they revitalize their surrounding communities, attract quality tenants and/or buyers, and produce long-term value. Currently, Mattoni Group handles 1,000+ units in South Florida.

Ricardo is active in local and national organizations and philanthropic causes, including the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) of Miami, where he has served as a member of the board’s Executive Committee.  Caporal graduated Magna Cum Laude and with honors from Babson College with degrees in both entrepreneurship and finance. Caporal was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil and currently lives in Miami, Florida with his wife and two children.

View a complete list of the NPF Board of Directors.

About Parkinson's Disease (PD)
Affecting an estimated one million Americans and four to six million worldwide, PD is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer's and is the 14th leading cause of death in the United States. It is associated with a progressive loss of motor control (e.g., shaking or tremor at rest and lack of facial expression) as well as non-motor symptoms (e.g., depression A mood disorder whose symptoms can include a persistent sad or empty mood, feelings of hopelessness or pessimism, irritability and loss of interest or pleasure in previously enjoyable activities. and anxiety A feeling of nervousness, worried thoughts and physical distress.). There is no cure for PD and 60,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the United States alone.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

MIAMI & NEW YORK — NOVEMBER 7, 2018 —The Parkinson’s Foundation hosted the first national forum for women with Parkinson’s disease (PD) on October 19 at Baylor College of Medicine, a Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence, in Houston, TX.

Parkinson's Foundation Announces Expansion of Community Grants Program to Address Unmet Community Needs
Thursday, November 1, 2018

The Parkinson’s Foundation is requesting applications for community grants to be awarded nationwide for health, wellness and education programs that address unmet needs in the PD community. The Foundation will award $1.2 million in community grants in 2019.

Parkinson’s Foundation Announces Expansion of Community Grants Program to Address Unmet Community Needs
Thursday, November 1, 2018

NEW YORK & MIAMI — November 1, 2018 — The Parkinson’s Foundation is proud to announce that it is requesting applications for community grants to be awarded nationwide for health, wellness and education programs that address unmet needs in the Parkinson’s disease (PD) community. In 2019, the Parkinson’s Foundation will award $1.2 million in community grants.

Parkinson’s Foundation Hosts Free Bilingual Caregiver Summit
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

MIAMI AND NEW YORK—October 30, 2018—The Parkinson’s Foundation will host a Caregiver Summit – “Cumbre Para Cuidadores” – geared specifically toward caregivers of people living with Parkinson’s disease (PD).

Parkinson’s Foundation Adds James Monhart to its Board of Directors
Monday, October 29, 2018

NEW YORK & MIAMI, October 29, 2018—The Parkinson’s Foundation today announced the election of James F.T. Monhart to its board of directors.

Parkinson’s Foundation Earns 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator
Monday, October 22, 2018

NEW YORK AND MIAMI—October 22, 2018—The Parkinson’s Foundation has achieved a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the nation's largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities.

The 4-star rating is the highest rating given only to nonprofit organizations that exceed industry standards and outperform peers, while demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.

Parkinson’s Foundation Awards New Nurse Faculty Grant to Four Nurses Specializing in Parkinson’s Care
Thursday, October 11, 2018

NEW YORK & MIAMI — October 11, 2018 — The Parkinson’s Foundation announced that it has awarded its first-ever Parkinson’s Foundation Nurse Faculty Award to four nurses, totaling $30,000. The nurses, all graduates of the Edmond J.

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Friday, September 21, 2018

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Parkinson’s Foundation Extends Bilingual National Helpline Hours
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

NEW YORK & MIAMI — September 18, 2018 — The Parkinson’s Foundation announced today that its toll-free Helpline, 1-800-4PD-INFO, will extend its hours, answering calls in English and Spanish, to help make life better for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and their families.

Parkinson’s Foundation Hosts Allied Team Training for Parkinson’s in Atlanta
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

NEW YORK & MIAMI—September 11, 2018—The Parkinson’s Foundation today announced the location of its signature professional education program course, Allied Team Training for Parkinson’s, ATTP®, for health care professionals treating patients with Parkinson’s disease, in Atlanta.

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