The MISSION of the PARKINSON RESEARCH FOUNDATION is to help find a cure for Parkinson’s disease through funding research, while providing education and services that improve the quality of life today for Parkinson patients and their caregivers.

To fulfill this mission:


  • Funds research
  • Publishes scientific findings
  • Advocates for the rights of people with Parkinson’s
  • Promotes Parkinson awareness by means of local and national outreach
  • Funds educational conferences
  • Provides Funding for Parkinson Place an 11,000 sq. ft. Multidisciplinary Care Center in Sarasota, Florida which offers over 80 free evidence based participation programs per month on site as well as ongoing video podcasts for all who cannot attend classes on site.   Parkinson Place also houses a movement disorder clinic, a neurology clinic, a psychology clinic, a speech and swallowing clinic, a physical therapy clinic, a nutrition clinic, a mild cognitive impairment clinic as well as a comprehensive resource and referral service.