Who We Are

Our Mission

Parkinson's International Foundation, Inc., is dedicated to raising awareness of the disease by providing education and advocacy for those living with Parkinson's and their caregivers. Parkinson’s International provides information and support through its online communities, participation at worldwide conferences, and on-going health and wellness tips. Our goal is to empower those living with Parkinson’s to lead fuller lives.

What We Do

The public perception of Parkinson’s disease is that it only affects a small group of elderly people. In actuality, the disease affects more than 10 million people worldwide across all age groups, races, and cultures. Those living with Parkinson’s are dramatically underserved by current resources. Our goal is to help people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers live a better life.

Our online support group, Parkinson's International Never Give Up, was founded in 2015 and now serves more than 950 members from over 20 countries and 6 continents. It's a community for people living with Parkinson's and their loved ones to meet and share experiences. You can join our group by clicking on the link below or if you’re already a member of Facebook search for Parkinson’s International Never Give Up.

We provide up-to-date news regarding Parkinson's disease both here and on our Facebook page.

Get Involved

Our members share their perspectives of life with Parkinson’s, provide insight into breakthrough treatments and provide support to other members through open dialogue. Ours is truly a global family.  If you’d like to lend a helping hand, share your story, engage in conversation, mentor someone newly diagnosed, or just hang out with people who understand, please feel welcome to join our cause. 


Based in the Greater Lexington Area of Kentucky, Parkinson’s International Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)3 social welfare organization and donations are tax deductible.

You Can Make A Difference!

Support the WPC Travel Fund

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Parkinson’s International is proud to help fundraise for the World Parkinson Congress (WPC) travel grant. You can help physicians, scientists, allied health professionals, care partners, and People with Parkinson's (PwP's) get there! 


Together we will create a worldwide dialogue that will help expedite the discovery of a cure and best treatment practices for this devastating disease until a cure is found. This year, the Congress will be held in Kyoto, Japan on June 4-7, 2019. 


You can help support us by ordering a Lucky 5 Yen bracelet in either brown or black leather for only 15 USD, and an additional 5 USD S&H. These bracelets are available in sizes Small (7”), Medium (8”), and Large (9”). 


Specify the color and size you would like and your address for shipping. 100% of the proceeds go toward the WPC travel grant. 

Order Yours Today!

Amazon Smiles Program

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AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.


Every item available for purchase on amazon.com is also available on AmazonSmile (www.smile.amazon.com) at the same price. You will see eligible products marked "Eligible for AmazonSmile donation" on their product detail pages.


*REMEMBER; ONLY PURCHASES MADE AT SMILE.AMAZON.COM (not amazon.com or the mobile app) GENERATE AMAZON SMILE DONATIONS.

Shop Amazon Smile

Kroger Plus Community Rewards

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If you have a Kroger Plus Card, call 1-800-576-4377 and choose option 3. A representative will ask for your name, address and Kroger Plus Card number located on the back of your card.  Enroll your card for account #HU419 - Parkinson's International Foundation.


Or visit www.krogercommunityrewards.com and register #HU419 with your Kroger Plus Card.  A percentage of what you spend will go to Parkinson’s International allowing us to continue providing encouragement, information, and support to our community. Enroll today! 


*Enrolling in the program won't affect your gas points.

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24 Hour Support

Our online support group, Parkinson's International Never Give Up, always has a friend available to talk to because our members live around the world. Come join our family on Facebook!


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Stay Connected

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for up-to-date news about research, treatments, and medicines used in Parkinson's Disease. 



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Privacy Policy

At Parkinson’s International, we are committed to ensuring that your data is safe. We prioritize privacy and data security, and will never sell your information to a third party.


Given the emergence of new data protection laws like the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we are more committed than ever to protecting your information. 


Thank you for being a member of the Parkinson’s International community.