Parkinson's Disease Foundation awards $1 million in grants
July 08, 2013
Parkinson's is a disease that has affected millions of people across all nations, even some notable figures like Michael J. Fox and Pope John Paul II. Despite the fact that this ailment is well-known and has plagued individuals for quite some time, there is still no cure.
The Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF) is attempting to change this. It recently awarded $1 million in grants to organizations trying to research and cure the affliction. Fourteen initiatives will benefit from these research grants and fellowships, including Northwestern University and Sweden's Lund University.
"By supporting these 14 talented scientists, PDF is ensuring that a special few daring ideas will not be left on a laboratory bookshelf," foundation President Robin Elliott explained. "Instead, they will be explored for their potential to improve the lives and futures of the people who live with Parkinson's."
There are numerous organizations and foundations that try to raise money each year for Parkinson's research. For instance, according to the Green Bay Gazette, young pianist Ethan Bortnick recently gave a concert at the Weidner Center as part of the Kress-Mattson Parkinson's Fundraiser.
Foundations and organizations that provide annual funding might benefit from nonprofit accounting software, which can help board members audit funds and make sure the correct amounts are being distributed to various programs each year.