Orange is the new red – and Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s (NCF) will be painting several towns orange in honor of World Parkinson’s Awareness Month in April.
“To highlight the importance of education for people living with Parkinson’s, teams in Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte will be ‘painting the offices’ of local neurologists and primary care physicians with NCF literature including our free Resource Guide,” said Robyn Faucy, executive director. “We want everyone to know that being empowered with education is the key to living well with this disease.”
Parkinson’s is a challenging disease to diagnose and treat as no two people share exactly the same symptoms. The recently formed NCF Medical Advisory committee (MAC), a group of neurologists and healthcare practitioners throughout SWFL that specialize in PD, are developing a program to better educate the medical professionals in their communities about PD.
According to Dr. Robert A. Hauser, Director of USF Health Byrd Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders Center, Professor of Neurology, Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology at University of South Florida in Tampa and MAC member, Neuro Challenge has distinguished itself as an important resource and support for people with Parkinson’s.
“NCF hosts one of the largest symposiums on Parkinson’s in the nation annually (in Sarasota) and provides educational forums throughout southwest Florida during the year,” said Hauser. “They work with businesses and organizations to develop resources to serve people with PD; as well, NCF Care Advisors help Parkinson families develop action plans for living with PD.”
NCF was founded in 2008 to help people with Parkinson’s between medical visits; the mission is to improve the lives of people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers.The organization serves PD communities in Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte. All NCF services and resources are provided at no charge to our PD communities.
To get your free NCF Resource Guide on living well with Parkinson’s, please call 941-926-6413 or visit www.NeuroChallenge.org.