A degenerative disorder of the central nervous system, Parkinson’s Disease strikes people of all ages, though the majority are in their 60s and up. While there is no cure, PFNCA improves the quality of life for those living with the disease, and for their families. In addition to fostering a sense of community, it provides activities that are shown to slow the disease’s progression: exercise, yoga, and boxing provide therapeutic movement, and a communications club and choir work on vocal cord strengthening. With services provided to more than 1,500 people annually – and the need continuing to grow — PFCNA is the only area organization that provides holistic programs year-round and helps those faced with the disease to take steps to slow its impact and live well. Together, we can walk off Parkinson's.
Awards & Recognition
PFNCA was selected by Stone Soup Films to be a recipient of their 2016 Doc in Day program, providing a wonderful documentary style film that highlights PFNCA's service.
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- The current budget for Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area is: $1 million to $3 million
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