In about a month, Members of Congress will be heading to their home districts for August Recess. This is an excellent time to start planning outreach with your Members while they are back in your community. Learn more.
The Senate is expected to begin work on its version of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Defense appropriations bill - which provides funding for the Department of Defense (DoD) Parkinson's research program - on Tuesday, July 15. Learn more.
The Parkinson's Action Network (PAN) recently completed its annual Tulip Tribute Garden, a campaign to honor those affected by Parkinson's disease and to raise critical funds to support our important initiatives. It was a great success! Not only were there more than 100 individuals honored on the Tulip Tribute Wall, but $17,000 was raised (an increase of $5,000 from 2013). Learn more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.