December 2009 E-Newsletter

2009 Ends, and PAN Looks to a Successful 2010 (pdf)
By Amy Comstock Rick

As 2009 draws to a close, we look back at what PAN advocates have accomplished in the past year, and look forward with great anticipation to 2010. Your generous support in this difficult economic time is vital for PAN to remain active in its work for better treatments and a cure for Parkinson’s disease. Go to full article»

Policy Focus

Congress is racing to finish several initiatives before year’s end – including health reform and the final appropriations bill.  The Senate is currently considering its health reform bill, and two important amendments have been offered that affect our community.  The Department of Defense Appropriations bill, including $25 million to fund the Neurotoxin Exposure Treatment Parkinson’s Research (NETPR) program has been approved by the House.  The Senate is in the process of finalizing the same bill.  Go to full article»

PAN in Connecticut (pdf)
PAN advocates in Connecticut, led by Co-State Coordinators Robert Mandelkern and John Zakarian and Parkinson’s advocate Steve DeWitte, believe their success is due to a team effort.  Waves of e-mails and phone calls by many people in the Connecticut Parkinson’s community help influence Congress when important bills are before Congress.    Go to full article»

Tax Benefits to Holiday Giving (pdf)
There are many worthy causes competing for your giving this holiday season, but your contribution to PAN will help give voice to more than a million people living with Parkinson’s disease.  Along with providing a united voice to help end Parkinson’s, supporting PAN can provide you with special tax benefits.    Go to full article»

2010 Forum Registration (pdf)
With this holidays upon us, before we know it the 16th Annual Research & Public Policy Forum will be here!  Free registration is open now for the Webcast Forum, being held on February 17, 2010 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET.    Go to full article»