Advocate for people with Parkinson’s and their families
Together, we can help prevent Parkinson’s, develop better treatments, and ensure people with the disease have access to essential care and the tools they need to live well.
Preventing Parkinson’s and ensuring access to care is urgent
Parkinson’s Disease is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world, and the costs associated with treatment are rapidly increasing.
According to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, more than one million Americans, including over 110,000 military veterans, live with Parkinson’s, costing the federal government and American families an estimated $58 billion each year. It’s estimated that more than 1.6 million Americans will live with PD by 2037 at an estimated cost of nearly $80 billion.
Through advocacy efforts, we can help prevent Parkinson’s, develop better treatments, and ensure people with the disease have access to essential care. Together, we can end Parkinson’s and help people with the disease live well today.
The Brian Grant Foundation is actively engaging with national organizations like Michael J. Fox Foundation’s Unified Parkinson’s Advocacy Council (UPAC) and PD Avengers to advocate for policies, research, funding, and medical therapies that help people with Parkinson’s and their families.
Both organizations are involved in a wide variety of initiatives to make change and unite Parkinson’s efforts—and your support can make an impact. The best way to get involved is to visit their websites to sign up for alerts. When petitions, legislation, and other opportunities to advocate on behalf of people impacted by Parkinson’s arise, they’ll notify you and make you aware of next steps.