Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month: Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s Offers Comprehensive Educational and Therapeutic Support

expoNearly 1 million people in the U.S. have Parkinson’s Disease (PD), a chronic and progressive disorder. 100,000 Americans are diagnosed with PD each year, and 15% of those are under the age of 50, which is called “young-onset.” As of yet, there is still no cure for Parkinson’s disease. The treatments available are medications, which help alleviate symptoms, and a high emphasis is placed on a healthy diet, exercise, and mobility training, but for those with the disorder and their caregivers, a well-respected foundation for Parkinson’s specializes in comprehensive support.

Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s is dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers. Those affected by Parkinson’s disease can live a life of wellness with hope for the future.

Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s (NCF) is a non-profit organization that originated in Sarasota in 2008. Neuro Challenge provides more than 45 monthly educational, therapeutic and support programs to people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers. Currently all programs and services are available online. Neuro Challenge is working on a plan to return to community-based programs in the near future.

In addition, NCF offers individualized care advising via phone or video chat, community resource referrals, semi-an­nual Distinguished Speakers Series events, an annual Parkinson’s Symposium, and the Neuro Challenge Network. NCF serves more than 3,000 people annually and provides all programs and services at no charge.

PLEASE JOIN NEURO CHALLENGE
FOR THEIR HIGHLY-REGARDED
PARKINSON’S EXPO

Neuro Challenge Foundation’s signature annually held, day-long event was created in 2018 to educate, engage and empower the Parkinson’s community. The Expo features several presenters who are nationally renowned Parkinson’s experts. More than 1,400 people attended the Parkinson’s Expo in 2020 making it the largest event of its kind in the country.

The 4th Annual PARKINSON’S EXPO is going VIRTUAL!
Join us on June 12, 2021 from any location!
Register at NeuroChallenge.org/Expo.

There is no charge to attend the expo thanks to generous support of donors, partners and sponsors – like you.

The Expo will comprehensively address the needs of people with PD and their caregivers by offering high-quality, important information presented by nationally renowned experts in the field. The Expo will also feature interactive demonstrations and a myriad of resources.

Please consider partnering with Neuro Challenge to support the Parkinson’s community at the Parkinson’s Expo.

Please visit Neurochallenge.org/Expo to learn more.

To connect with a thriving community of support and resources contact Neuro
Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s at (941) 926-6413 or visit NeuroChallenge.org

Administrative Office & Mailing Address
722 Apex Road Unit A
Sarasota, FL 34240

Community Offices
SARASOTA
5880 Rand Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34238

NORTH PORT
5600 Peace River Road
North Port, FL 34287

BRADENTON
3639 Cortez Road West, Suites 160 &170
Bradenton, FL 34210

MORE ABOUT Neuro Challenge
Neuro Challenge for Parkinson’s is a local 501(C)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers, today.

Care Advisors — The Neuro Challenge Care Advisor helps people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers navigate the complexities of managing the disease by providing individualized support and community resource referrals for boxing, cycling, movement and yoga classes, voice therapy, art therapy, and more.

Monthly Educational and Support Programs — Care Advisors coordinate and facilitate, along with partners, monthly virtual and community-based programs. Participants in these programs gain valuable information and have the opportunity to meet others also facing the journey with Parkinson’s while being enveloped in a community of caring and support.

Distinguished Speakers Series (DSS) — Semi-Annually held mid-sized events (100-200 attendees) that typically feature two local speakers presenting on various topics that are important to the Parkinson’s community. DSS events are currently held in Manatee, Charlotte, Pinellas, Highlands, and Marion counties.

The Annual Parkinson’s Symposium — The Symposium is held in partnership with the Sarasota Memorial Health Care System. The Symposium features presentations from Parkinson’s experts with a special presentation from their partner. The Symposium has a capacity crowd each year of 550 attendees.

The Parkinson’s Expo — Neuro Challenge Foundation’s signature annually held, day-long event created to educate, engage and empower the Parkinson’s community. The Expo features several presenters who are nationally renowned Parkinson’s experts. NCH Expos is the largest Parkinson’s Disease event in the country.

 

 

 

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