PAN Needs YOU!

Dear Parkinson's Community,

Before anything else, I want to thank you for your involvement with PAN. PAN is an organization that, to succeed, needs your time, your voice, and your experience reaching out to Congress, raising awareness, or speaking at support groups. However, even with all of your hard work, PAN cannot exist without financial support. Over 70% of our support comes directly from individual donations and grants. We need you; please give this year.

PAN is a unique organization. The value of PAN’s work extends far beyond Washington, DC. PAN is more committed than ever to get the issues important to the Parkinson’s community in front of Members of Congress and the Administration. With a small budget, PAN continues to push the needle closer to better treatments and a cure for Parkinson’s disease.

Over the years, we’ve celebrated success together, including yesterday’s outstanding rule change at the Department of Veterans Affairs to link traumatic brain injury during service to Parkinson’s, but we’re not done! Next year, we will continue to fight for critical federal funds that support research and push for the repeal of the Medicare caps that limit access to therapies. We will work closely with the Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health as they outline the future of their work on Parkinson’s disease, and we will push for more support for telemedicine, which would increase critical healthcare access using technology.

In order to continue our work into 2014, we need your support! Please give a gift this year.

I am pleased to tell you that once again, PAN Honorary Council Chairman, Frank Carlucci, has offered a matching gift for your contribution. Each 2013 donation of $100 or more will be matched, up to a total of $100,000! If you are a first-time PAN donor, your gift will be doubled by an additional $10,000 match from the PAN Board of Directors! For those who have already generously given, we thank you.

Thank you again for your commitment to PAN.


Amy Comstock Rick

Date originally posted: December 18, 2013.