Act Now: Urge Congress to Support DoD Parkinson's Research
Help Secure $16 million for PD Research!
Join the Parkinson's Action Network (PAN) in our efforts to secure at least $16 million in funding for a critical Parkinson's research program at the Department of Defense (DoD) in Fiscal Year 2015!
The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense is expected to take up a bill that includes funding for this program soon.
Thanks to the hard work of Parkinson's advocates from across the country, this program has remained fully funded despite fiscal challenges. We need your help to ensure that DoD Parkinson's research remains a priority as Congress makes funding decisions this year.
Contact your Representative today and ask him/her to support at least $16 million for Parkinson's research at DoD.
Why It Matters
Our troops are routinely exposed to a wide range of toxins and other external stressors, such as traumatic brain injury, that may lead to the development of Parkinson's. The program funds grants that go to researchers across the country and benefits our military and the nearly 80,000 veterans with Parkinson's disease, as well as provides the broader Parkinson's community with information on how to better treat and prevent Parkinson's. Learn more about the program.
Date originally posted: May 28, 2014.