A Closer Look

Advocates Share Tips on Successful Restaurant Fundraisers

Over the last few years, some of our advocates have been successfully raising money for PAN through restaurant fundraisers. Restaurant fundraisers often involve minimal preparation on the advocate’s part and many community restaurants are willing to donate a portion of their proceeds to nonprofit organizations, such as PAN. Learn more.

PAN Advocate Featured on PhRMA Blog and Video

Massachusetts Assistant State Director Sue Dubman is featured in a Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) blog post and video about her experience with Parkinson’s disease. Learn more.

Comments Submitted to Senate Special Committee on Aging

PAN has submitted comments to the Senate Special Committee on Aging on the link between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and Parkinson’s disease. The committee held a hearing last week to discuss the topic. Learn more.

House Passes Defense Bill with $16 Million for Parkinson's Research

On June 20, the House of Representatives passed its version of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Defense Appropriations bill, which includes $16 million for the Department of Defense (DoD) Parkinson’s research program. Learn more.

Senate Committee Holds Hearing on TBI

The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on June 25 on the potential connections between traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and certain diseases. Learn more.

New Study Links TBI to Dementia in Veterans

A new study published this week in Neurology found that veterans who have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are 60 percent more likely to later develop dementia than veterans who have not. Learn more.

Medicare One Pager: Use & Share

PAN has received many questions about changes to Medicare coverage of therapy services, so we’ve developed a one pager specifically on changes to Medicare therapy caps and the improvement standard. Learn more.

Parkinson's Action Network Mourns the Loss of John Rehm

(WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014) – The Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN) and its community of advocates are saddened by the loss of friend and longtime supporter of the Parkinson’s community, John Rehm. Learn more.

Act Now: Urge Your Senators to Support DoD Parkinson's Research

On June 20, the House of Representatives passed its version of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Defense appropriations bill, which includes $16 million for the Department of Defense (DoD) Parkinson's research program – and now the Senate is expected to begin work on its version of the Defense bill on July 15. Learn more.

New One Pager on Medicare Therapy Caps and Improvement Standard

In response to questions we have received about changes to Medicare coverage of therapy services, PAN has developed a one pager to clarify information about Medicare therapy caps and the improvement standard. Learn more.