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Our History

The Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area (PFNCA) was founded when two devoted leaders in the Parkinson's disease (PD) community joined forces, talents, and resources to better serve the needs of those affected by PD.

Starting with immediate help and long term hope:


Turning to support and education:

In the spring of 2003, with the retirement of several of the original founders of the organization, the board re-crafted the goals of the chapter to focus mainly on support and education.

PFNCA partners with the National Parkinson Foundation:

The new board also recognized the benefits of being allied with an organization with a national and international presence. Consequently, in November, 2004, the PFNCA re-affiliated with the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF). In the spirit of cooperation, the PFNCA and NPF are now partnering in initiatives to benefit the PD community.

Making a difference in the daily lives of people with PD:

Today you will find our members engaged in some of the best educational and support activities available. Our Board of Directors, committee members, and volunteers are all committed to making a difference in the daily lives of people with Parkinson's disease.

We look forward to the next chapter in our history, to carrying on the good work of the leaders before us, and to taking strides to improve the management of this disease.