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About Us

The Parkinson’s Foundation Minnesota makes life better for people affected by Parkinson’s while advancing research toward a cure.  Our volunteer ambassadors ensure our impact is community based and community lead. People affected by Parkinson’s are at the center of our work to:

  • Ensure better care for people with Parkinson’s.
  • Understand Parkinson’s through research.
  • Educate and empower the Parkinson’s community.

History

As a national organization with local impact, the Parkinson’s Foundation Minnesota serves the regional Parkinson’s community with access to community-based resources such as support group referrals, wellness classes and education events.

The volunteers at the heart of chapter efforts came together more than 30 years ago to establish what has become the oldest walk for Parkinson’s in the country, dedicated to raising funds and building awareness for Parkinson’s.

In 1995, the chapter was formally established as a registered 501(c)3 in Minnesota and joined the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) as an affiliate member in 1996. Since that time, communities in the nine-county metropolitan area and throughout greater Minnesota have directly benefited from local outreach and fundraising efforts.

In 2016, the Minnesota Chapter unified with NPF, officially becoming part of the highly regarded organization that was founded on making life better for those with Parkinson's.

In 2016, the National Parkinson Foundation merged with the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, becoming the Parkinson’s Foundation. At this time, our chapter name changed to the Parkinson’s Foundation Minnesota Chapter.

 As a voluntary health organization, we rely on the generosity of individuals, foundations and businesses to serve the Parkinson’s community. Eighty cents of every donor dollars is invested in programs serving people with Parkinson’s and their care partners. These educational events and resources are available at no-cost and are made possible with support from local and national partners. To learn more about these partners and their service to the Parkinson’s community, click the links below.

As a voluntary health organization, we rely on the generosity of individuals, foundations and businesses to serve the Parkinson’s community. Eighty cents of every donor dollars is invested in programs serving people with Parkinson’s and their care partners. These educational events and resources are available at no-cost and are made possible with support from local and national partners. To learn more about these partners and their service to the Parkinson’s community, click the links below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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