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Learn more about Parkinson's and managing disease with these books, products and organizations, suggested by our community.

  • Blue skies background with a centered golf course. Title is "My Journey from Parkinson's Disease to DBS Surgery"

    My Journey: From Parkinson's Disease to DBS Surgery

    Elizabeth Larsen

    Elizabeth Larsen, Team Fox member and host of the "Drive Away Parkinson's" golf fundraiser, gives a candid look at Parkinson's disease from a patient's point of view. A portion of proceeds from sales benefits The Michael J. Fox Foundation. 


  • The self-portrait of Debra Magid, who lives with Parkinson's, in a puzzle form.

    JIGGY x Debra Magid x Team Fox

    This original piece for JIGGY x Debra Magid x Team Fox is a special edition 500pc puzzle. 50% of proceeds will be donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. Each Shake with Me puzzle comes in a reusable drawstring bag, box and includes puzzle glue to preserve your masterpiece. 


  • A hand gripping the Upppestate pole and adjusting the height setting

    The Upperstate Pole

    Mobility gear to help you move better & travel easier.

    The Upperstate Pole was designed to make day-to-day mobility easier. With the push of a button on the handle you can easily lengthen and shorten the pole to accomodate different situations. 


  • Logo for The Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia and Parkinson Foundation.

    Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation

    http://www.dystonia-parkinsons.org/

    In 2014, The Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation formed a collaborative research alliance with MJFF and established The Bachmann-Strauss Prize for Excellence in Dystonia Research to broaden public awareness and recognize key scientific discoveries in dystonia.


  • An image of a young man (Josh Lasky) running toward a light

    Every Step Is A Gift: Caregiving, Endurance, and the Path to Gratitude

    Every Step Is a Gift: Caregiving, Endurance, and the Path to Gratitude explores Josh Lasky’s eleven-year journey as a caregiver to his father who battled Parkinson’s Disease. Josh was just twenty-one when he took on this Herculean responsibility, and although his story is unique, it is also universal.


  • Graphic for PD Connect with Tonya and Chad Walker.

    PD Connect

    Co-hosted by Tonya and Chad Walker

    A podcast series co-hosted by Tonya and Chad Walker that seeks to encourage, connect and educate the Parkinson's community.


  • Facing Parkinson's Peter Scharff

    Facing Parkinson's

    Peter Scharff

    A book of portraits and stories of people with Parkinson's. Each purchase allows the author to send a copy to a person with the disease for free.


  • Cover of book titled, "Shaky Hands: A Kid's Guide to Parkinson's Disease."

    Shaky Hands - A Kid's Guide to Parkinson's Disease

    Dr. Soania Mathur

    This book serves as a guide and conversation starter for children with a loved one with Parkinson's. It addresses many of their questions around PD and treatment, emotions they may experience and how they can help. Proceeds benefit The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.


  • Linda Olson Memoir.PNG

    Gone: A Memoir of Love, Body, and Taking Back My Life

    Linda K. Olson

    Gone: A Memoir of Love, Body, and Taking Back My Life by MJFF community member Linda Olson, explores her personal journey of courage and resilience after surviving a traumatic accident. The memoir inspires readers to find not only courage but also laughter in the unexpected challenges we all face.


  • Logo for Parkinson's Foundation.

    Parkinson's Foundation

    The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything we do, we build on the energy, experience, and passion of our global Parkinson’s community. We are leaders in ensuring expert Parkinson’s disease care; educating and empowering the Parkinson’s community; and driving the understanding of Parkinson’s through research. As a national organization with a local presence and impact, we bring help and hope to individuals who are living with Parkinson’s. Learn more at www.parkinson.org.


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