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Let's Put an End to Parkinson's. Together.

At The Michael J. Fox Foundation, we’re here. Until Parkinson’s isn’t. Whether you’re new to our community, or a longtime supporter, we’re stronger together. We’ve entered a new era for Parkinson’s research and we can’t slow down now. Join us this Parkinson’s Awareness Month.

Dear Parkinson's,

Our community is working hard to speed progress toward a cure to stop you. And together, we'll get it done.

Watch this video to meet the patients, families and scientists behind our work.

Ways to Get Involved

You can make a difference


You Can Help Create a World Without Parkinson's

Parkinson's research is experiencing an extraordinary surge in momentum. Recent progress, including the discovery of a biomarker, has propelled us into a new age of research where a cure is within reach. You can help us get there faster.

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    Help Researchers Learn More about Smell Loss and Brain Health

    Ongoing smell loss as we age may be one of the most important signals of risk for brain disease. If you're 60 or older and do not have Parkinson’s, you can help critical research exploring this connection. Complete a free scratch-and-sniff test from the convenience of your home.

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    Recently Diagnosed with Parkinson's? Join Our Study

    Our landmark research study is urgently recruiting people of all backgrounds that have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s in the past two years and have not started medication yet. People at this early stage of disease are in a unique position to help speed new treatments. Call 877-525-PPMI or email to get started.

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    Become a Parkinson's Policy Advocate

    Tell lawmakers what matters most to people and families with Parkinson’s by sharing your story. You play a critical role in helping fund research toward a cure and ensuring there are government programs and support for our community.

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    Parkinson’s IQ + You Is Coming to a City Near You

    This free event series brings a full day of programming designed for families at every stage of their PD journey. Learn more about managing the disease, the latest research and connect with local resources.

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    Register for Our Monthly Webinar

    On the third Thursday of every month at 12 p.m. ET, join our free live webinars to learn about various aspects of living with Parkinson's and our work to speed medical breakthroughs.

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    Will You Lace up with Us?

    Lace up with thousands of individuals and teams to put PD in the past. Find an event near you or participate virtually and make an impact -- 100 percent of proceeds go to research.

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Join the 2024 Parkinson’s Unity Walk

The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) is thrilled to bring you the 2024 Parkinson’s Unity Walk on Saturday, April 27th, in New York City’s Central Park. This year, the Parkinson's Unity Walk will be celebrating 30 years of joining as a community and walking together to end Parkinson's disease. Families and friends of all ages and abilities are welcome for all portions of the event! 

Resources for Your Journey with Parkinson's

The Foundation has countless resources to help you and your family navigate life with PD. Access these free materials below, or browse our website for additional podcasts, instructional videos and so much more.

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    A Guide for Navigating Parkinson’s

    Everyone faces a unique Parkinson's journey. The "Parkinson's 360" guide can help you better understand yours, no matter what stage of Parkinson's you're in. (Accesa nuestra guía en Español.)

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    Exercise and Brain Health

    Whether you have Parkinson’s, or are concerned you might develop it, exercise plays a critical role in brain health. Download a free guide to learn more.

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    Build an Online Community

    The Parkinson's Buddy Network provides a space to share experiences, ask questions and exchange support. Sign up today to build meaningful connections.

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    The Latest in Parkinson's Research

    Read the latest developments, reporting, and analysis from the world of Parkinson's research, including progress made in studies, tools and collaborations funded by The Michael J. Fox Foundation.

“We've created a spark with the foundation — where if you bring that fuel, that passion we'll add to it. We'll throw a match on it, and we'll get it going.”
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