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Education & Support

The Parkinson’s Foundation Heartland Chapter is working to ensure you have resources at your fingertips. Therefore, we provide wellness and exercise classes, support groups and educational symposia.

2018 Parkinson's Summer Education Series

July 20 | 10:00-11:00 am | Assistive Devices: Your Tools for Living Better with Parkinson's


We love working with volunteers! We are always looking for help in these areas:

  • Office duties (one-time or ongoing)
  • Special events
  • Photography
  • Class helpers

For more information on volunteering with our chapter, click HERE to download our current opportunities or contact:

Start a Parkinson's Champions Fundraiser

Starting a fundraiser allows you to take the lead in planning your own event. It is a great way to raise funds and awareness for Parkinson’s disease in your local community.

Successful Parkinson’s Champions events take place around the country – from golf tournaments, planning a community walk, to donating your birthday and everything in between – you can host a fundraiser that works for you.

The possibilities are endless and we are here to help you every step of the way!

Fundraising Events

We invite you to join us for one of these upcoming fundraising events:

Moving Day® Walk for Parkinson’s Omaha
Save the Date:  Saturday, April 27, 2019
9:00 a.m. –  Noon
Stinson Park at Aksarben Village
2285 S 67th St
Omaha, NE 68106

Moving Day® Walk for Parkinson’s Kansas City
Save the Date:  Saturday, June 8, 2019
9:00 a.m. to Noon
Liberty Memorial
2 Memorial Drive
Kansas City, MO 64108

Get Involved

The Parkinson’s Foundation Heartland Chapter is able to fulfill our mission thanks to the generous support from donors, volunteers and sponsors. There are several ways you can get involved and help people with Parkinson’s in our area live well:      

Advisory Board

Graham Smith, President
Gould Evans Associates

Kirk Gutekunst, President Elect
SelectQuote Auto & Home Insurance 

Grover Ross Simpson, Secretary
Colliers International

Phillip Zaman, Treasurer
CBIZ National Tax Office

Suzanne Dimmel
Cushman & Wakefield

Brian Donawa
The University of KS Health System 

Kent Donley
Edward Jones Investments 

Denise Franklin
Franklin Homes of Reece & Nichols 

Greg Foster
US Cellular

About Us

The Parkinson’s Foundation Heartland Chapter seeks to:

  • Provide programs that support those living with Parkinson's and their caregivers,
  • Educate those affected by Parkinson's about the entire spectrum of Parkinson's disease and,
  • Serve as a bridge between people with Parkinson's and their healthcare providers, to help patients and families get the best care possible.

Parkinson's Foundation Heartland

The Parkinson’s Foundation Heartland Chapter is dedicated to making life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. Although our office is located in Kansas City, we provide services, <a href="">programs</a> and <a href="">support groups</a> throughout the state of Kansas, Western Missouri and Nebraska. Whether you are newly diagnosed with PD or have been managing it for years, a caregiver, family member or friend of someone with PD, we are here to help you.
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