Parkinson’s Foundation Launches “A Day to Reach Further” Day of Giving

Parkinson’s Foundation Launches “A Day to Reach Further” Day of Giving

The Parkinson’s Foundation has announced the launch of its inaugural day of giving, called “A Day to Reach Further,” aimed at raising awareness and funds to accelerate Parkinson’s disease (PD) research and improve care. The 24-hour event, which will take place on Tuesday, September 19, aims to support the Reach Further campaign’s fundraising goal of $30 million over four years.

Parkinson’s disease is currently the fastest-growing neurological condition in the world, with 90,000 people in the U.S. being newly diagnosed every year. It is projected that the number of people living with PD in the country will rise to 1.2 million by 2030.

The Parkinson’s Foundation is encouraging the entire PD community to participate in “A Day to Reach Further” to make a collective effort towards improving the lives of those affected by the disease. Participants can support the cause by making a campaign donation, starting a Facebook fundraiser, and spreading the word on social media and in their local communities. Those who take part in the event will receive a special invitation to future research webinars as a token of appreciation.

As part of the celebrations, Rune Labs, the provider of StrivePD, has generously offered to match all gifts made up to $10,000 on the day.

The Parkinson’s Foundation, established in 1957, has invested over $425 million in research and clinical care for Parkinson’s disease. Their mission is to make life better for people with PD by advancing research and improving care.

Parkinson’s disease is the second-most common neurodegenerative disease in the United States, after Alzheimer’s, and is associated with a progressive loss of motor control, as well as non-motor symptoms. There is currently no cure for Parkinson’s, and approximately 90,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the U.S.

For more information about the Parkinson’s Foundation and “A Day to Reach Further,” please visit

Source: Parkinson’s Foundation, PR Newswire

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