When Bonnie Strauss was diagnosied with dystonia,an under-recognized and under-funded movement disorder, she was inspired to found the Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia and Parkinson Foundation (BSDPF). Twenty years later, The Michael J. Fox Foundation proudly announced a collaborative research alliance with BSDPF and a new prize awarding dystonia research, conferred at a May 2015 gala.
Watch this video to learn about this joint effort, built on a decade of working together, and the history of BSDPF. Meet some of the researchers, clinicians, patients and families who have worked with BSDPF, plus hear from Michael J. Fox and MJFF CEO Todd Sherer on the promise of this new partnership.
Then, see a timeline of the Bachmann-Strauss Foundation's achievements and learn more about the Bachmann-Strauss Prize for Excellent in Dystonia Research and this alliance.