Advocate for people with Parkinson’s and their families.
The Brian Grant Foundation is actively engaging with national organizations to advocate for policies, research, funding and medical therapies that help people with Parkinson’s and their families. BGF works closely with Michael J. Fox Foundation’s Unified Parkinson’s Advocacy Council (UPAC) and PD Avengers on advocacy initiatives. Both organizations are involved in a wide variety of initiatives to make change and unite Parkinson’s efforts. We’re asking you to help advocate for people with Parkinson’s and their families by taking action today.
Here is a list of current action steps that you can take to advocate for people with Parkinson’s and their families:
- Become a PD Avenger and support global efforts to end Parkinson’s disease
- Help ban paraquat, a toxic chemical linked to Parkinson’s disease
- Tell Congress we need more dollars for Parkinson’s research at the Department of Defense
- Tell Policymakers about the importance of telehealth for people with Parkinson’s
PREVENTING PARKINSON’S AND ENSURING PEOPLE WITH THE DISEASE HAVE ACCESS TO CARE IS URGENT.
Parkinson’s Disease is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world. The costs associated with Parkinson’s are also increasing at a rapid pace.
According to Michael J. Fox Foundation, more than one million Americans, including over 110,000 military veterans, live with Parkinson’s and it costs 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.