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Parkinson’s Research and Education Foundation

951 Nw 13th St

Boca Raton, FL, 33486

About Us

The Parkinson’s Research and Education Foundation (PREF) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization (TIN# 20-0888895) whose mission is to support research initiatives and the projectSUNSHINE research database; educational and wellness programs; support groups and services; and regional and website outreach for patients with Parkinson's disease and their caregivers.

Services

The Parkinson’s Research and Education Foundation (PREF) fills vital unmet needs by providing educational, wellness, and supportive activities that are crucial to help patients, caregivers and family members cope with the challenges that are encountered from diagnosis through the long-term treatment for Parkinson’s disease.

These  include:

Patient and caregiver support groups, educational symposiums, dance therapy, Tai Chi, music therapy, chair yoga, art therapy, balance workshops, safety seminars, Rise and Shout, acting therapy, vestibular boxing, and Parkinson’s 101 ongoing educational lectures.

Support

The Parkinson’s Research and Education Foundation (PREF) also provides support for projectSUNSHINE, an epidemiological longitudinal research database initiative which is one of the largest collections of epidemiological information on Parkinson’s disease in the elderly in the world.  This research database has led to the presentation at scientific meetings on Parkinson’s disease of numerous studies identifying more optimal treatment strategies in PD.

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