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Greater Illinois Chapter Advisory Board - Call for Members

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Parkinson's Foundation


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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.


What is Parkinson’s Disease?

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder. Symptoms differ from one person to another, but people with PD may experience tremors, slowness of movements (bradykinesia), gait and balance problems and non-motor symptoms including depression, anxiety, constipation and cognitive impairment.


Nearly one million people will be living with Parkinson's disease in the U.S. by 2020, which is more than the combined number of people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy and Lou Gehrig's disease (or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). Approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with PD each year. Ninety percent of people with Parkinson's in the U.S. receive inadequate medical care.


The Greater Illinois Chapter

of the Parkinson’s Foundation is committed to serving Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana. In addition to partnering with Parkinson’s Disease Centers of Excellence, including at Northwestern Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, and the Indiana University School of Medicine, the Greater Illinois Chapter annually invests in community programs that offer Parkinson’s treatment, care, and therapies; holds a free educational program series; and connects people living with Parkinson’s, their care partners and families to free resources and community support. We hold annual awareness and fund-raising events including the Moving Day walk and the Parkinson’s Revolution indoor cycling event. In the last five years, Chapter has invested more than $2.5 million in research, better care, and education and empowerment, and has directly reached more than 27,000 people living with Parkinson’s or their caregivers and supportive professionals.


Regional Advisory Board - Call for Members

The Greater Illinois Chapter Advisory Board is seeking committed professionals who can help advance our work in Illinois, Indiana, and/or Wisconsin throughout the year. Board members serve as ambassadors for the Parkinson’s community, the chapter and the foundation; help advise our local strategy; raise funds and help grow our network; and assist with chapter events and initiatives. To learn more about Advisory Board membership or complete an application, contact Allison Liefer, Development Director, at aliefer@parkinson.org.

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…

Details at a glance

  • Virtual Opportunity
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Location

Chicago, IL

How to Apply

Please include a brief statement of interest with your email.

Please include a brief statement of interest with your email.

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