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Improving Life for Those Affected by Parkinson’s Disease

The Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area (PFNCA) is a local organization dedicated to improving the lives of those impacted by Parkinson’s disease in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. We provide resources, information, and support to assist caregivers and patients in their quest to understand and cope with Parkinson’s.

Education and Support for Parkinson’s Patients and Care Partners

Our members, committee members, Board of Directors and staff are deeply involved with the local Parkinson’s community and invite you to tap into the education and support offered by our group. Such opportunities include:

  • An extensive network of caregiver and patient support groups
  • Educational materials, symposia, and informational meetings
  • Weekly therapeutic exercise and dance programs in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia
  • A quarterly newsletter featuring information about Parkinson’s treatments, coping with Parkinson’s disease, and promising new research advances

PFNCA is an independently incorporated nonprofit organization. All contributions received are tax deductible under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.


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  • Selected for the 2014/15 Catalogue for Philanthropy. "One of the best small charities in the
    Greater Washington region."
  • What We Do

    • Weekly and monthly exercise, communications and education programs in 20 communities in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.
    • More than 170 weekly and monthly programs offered at no cost for those impacted by Parkinson’s.
    • Facilitate Support Group Network of more than 45 groups.
    • Annual Symposium led by Medical Advisory Board.
    • Annual awareness and fundraising program – Walk Off Parkinson’s


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