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Parkinson's International Foundation

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The Parkinson's International Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness of the disease by providing education and advocacy for those living with Parkinson's and their caregivers. 

We provide information and support through online communities, participation at worldwide conferences, on-going health and wellness symposiums and publish a quarterly newsletter. Our goal is to empower those living with Parkinson’s to lead more fulfilling and meaningful lives. 


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 over 1,000 members from 36 countries. 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 or if you’re already a member of Facebook, search for Parkinson’s International Never Give Up.

Our Facebook page, Parkinson’s International Foundation, was created in 2018. Please “like“ us and stay in touch with the latest research findings and interesting happenings. 

Recently, we have created a Facebook group called Parkinson’s Creatives, where incredibly talented artists (ie: photographers, painters, illustrators, musicians, sculptors, glass blowers, and writers just to name a few!) with Parkinson’s Disease may post their creations for everyone to enjoy!

Despite the loss of motor skills, the artistic capacity for people living with Parkinson’s remains preserved. It’s believed that dopamine, the brain chemical pwp's replace synthetically, is responsible for that creativity. Having Parkinson’s lowers your inhibitions, allowing you to express talents you never knew you had. Whether you have a neurological disease or not, the positive impact it has on your overall health and well being is undeniable.

Our hope is that others in society will learn about the immense talents gathered here from all around the world!

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Our members share their perspectives of life with Parkinson’s, provide insight into breakthrough treatments and provide support to other members in a respectful forum. 

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. 

Parkinson’s International Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)3 social welfare organization and as such, all donations are tax deductible. 

Our online support group, Parkinson's International Never Give Up, is open to people living with Parkinson’s and their loved ones. Our private group welcomes health professionals and researchers, as well. Come be a part of our family on Facebook!

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Subscribe to Our Quarterly Newsletter

Receive an issue in January, April, July & October for personal stories, tips & advice, recipes, and more!


5th World Parkinson Congress 2019

Our Founder and President, Melissa Rehm, is proud to be a Delegate Leader for the 5th World Parkinson Congress 2019! The 4-day conference is being held June 4-7, 2019 in Kyoto, Japan.

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The award winning World Parkinson Coalition, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing an international forum for the latest scientific discoveries, medical practices, and care initiatives related to Parkinson's Disease. By bringing physicians, scientists, allied health professionals, care partners, and most uniquely, People with Parkinson's (PwP's) together, it is their hope to 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.

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Support the WPC Travel Fund

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) attend the 5th WPC in Kyoto, Japan! 

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 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

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.


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Kroger Plus Community Rewards

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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Own a black cotton tshirt with the Parkinson's International logo, rolled with a rubber wristband for a nominal donation of only $20 USD + $5 S&H in the US (Please contact us if ordering outside the US)

Get a stainless steel grey awareness ribbon lapel pin by donating only $15 USD + $5 S&H in the US (Please contact us if outside the US)

Receive a grey rubber awareness wristband for your donation of $5 USD each or 3 wristbands for $10, +$5 S&H in the US (Please contact us if outside the US)


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!!