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Parkinsons UnityWalk

"To raise money for Parkinson's disease research."

Kingston, NJ, USA
female
single
Joined Nov 14, 2008
What I Want to Do: Find a cure for PD


 
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To donate, join, or learn more about PUW, please visit our website at www.unitywalk.org


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Check out our blog and forum at www.unitywalk.org
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www.linkedin.com/in/parkinsonsunitywalk
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILQR4hbQL8U
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http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/PUW Care2.com Group
 
Personal Professional Contact Singles
Joined Nov 14, 2008 Activist Aspirations undeclared 
Here for Meeting Friends, Professional Connections, Support a Cause, Other 
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Parkinson's Unity Walk (3)
Groups Chronic Pain Relief, Chronic diseases, Coping with Chronic Pain, HEALTH ISSUES of TODAY, Josh Perez Fitness, Parkinson's Unity Walk
Hometown Kingston, NJ 
Homepage http://www.unitywalk.org  
Birthday Oct 16  
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About Me The Parkinson's Unity Walk (PUW), a grassroots organization, began in 1994 through the dedicated efforts of patients, families, support groups, and friends who were affected by Parkinson's disease. Their main goal was to raise awareness and funds for research to find a cure for Parkinson's.

Over the last fourteen years, the Unity Walk has grown from 200 participants in the first event to well over 10,000 participants in the 2008 walk. The funds raised for the Walk have also dramatically increased with each passing year. In 1994, the Unity Walk raised $16,000 in research funds, and in 2008 a new one-year record raising over $1,800,000 for Parkinsonís research. 2009 Walk will be our 15th one and will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2009.

Generous donations of time and service to the Walk have expanded fund-raising and awareness well beyond earlier expectations. Donations from the Unity Walk have gone to support research for the following major U.S. Parkinson's foundations:

American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA)
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. (NPF)
Parkinson's Action Network
Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF)
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
The Parkinson Alliance
The Parkinson's Institute and Clinical Center

The Parkinson's Unity Walk directs donated funds to increase research to find a cure. Six of the seven participating organizations use the dollars they receive to fund specific research studies. The Parkinson's Action Network seeks to maximize federal funding of Parkinson's research through a concerted nationwide advocacy effort.

From the very beginning, 100% all of the donations raised by walkers and contributors has been and continues to be designated for research. Corporate sponsors and individual research foundations fund the operating expenses of the PUW.

Visit Grants & Funding to view the PUW Funds Research Grants.

To learn more about PUW, call 866-789-9255 (PUW-WALK), email info@unitywalk.org, or visit our website at www.unitywalk.org.
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