Each year, PAN works to secure funding for the Department of Defense (DoD) Parkinson’s research program. Through meetings, phone calls, and emails to Members of Congress, the Parkinson’s community has successfully secured over $350 million for Parkinson’s research at the DoD since 1997.
Raise Your Voice for Parkinson’s Research
You can help secure funds for Parkinson’s research by contacting your Members of Congress. Take action on this issue! 
PAN strongly supports continued funding for the DoD Parkinson’s research program at the level of at least $16 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2014.
In July 2013, the House of Representatives provided $16 million for the program. The Senate has not finalized its FY 2014 Defense funding bill, but Senate Appropriators did make medical research a priority in a draft bill.
Unfortunately, sequestration  cut $1.9 million from the program in 2013, meaning it is important that the Parkinson’s community continue to reach out to Congress in support of strengthening funding for this critical medical research program.
Download a fact sheet on the DoD Parkinson’s program.