FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW NONPROFIT LAUNCHES AS PARKINSON’S DISEASE RESOURCE
The PARK4U Foundation focuses on education and advocacy
Los Angeles County, Calif. September 9, 2020 – Today marks the official launch of the PARK4U Foundation. The mission of PARK4U is to offer support and comprehensive resources to enhance the quality of life for patients, families, and caregivers impacted by Parkinson's disease.
“As both a healthcare professional and a caregiver for my mother who died of Parkinson’s disease, I recognized the numerous resource and support needs of both patients and caregivers. PARK4U was created to help meet these needs and find treasured moments of joy together while on this journey,” states Paula Vargas, president of PARK4U.
In partnership and collaboration with the Michael J. Fox Foundation, the American Parkinson Disease Association, the Parkinson’s Foundation, Stanford University, and WebMD, the PARK4U Foundation is committed to providing education, advocacy and a wide range of support resources in an easy-to-navigate, centralized website. Daniel Aldrich, co-chair of PARK4U, President of the North American One-Armed Golfer Association, and an active member in the disabled sports community for over 34 years, affirms, “I have seen first-hand how staying active and continuing to do what you love is essential and powerful in maintaining one’s quality of life with Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. I am proud to support the commitment of the PARK4U Foundation to this very cause."
PARK represents patient, advocacy, resources, and knowledge. The Foundation’s vision is to
provide the PATIENT with a healthy, positive perspective during treatment; to provide ADVOCACY and empowerment when working with healthcare providers; to provide RESOURCES on renowned medical-community partners; and to provide KNOWLEDGE of innovative treatments and interventions.
About the PARK4U Foundation
First established in 2018, the non-profit PARK4U Foundation exists to support patients, families, and caregivers impacted by Parkinson's disease. To learn more, visit www.park4u.org.
For more information, please contact:
Paula Vargas, President and Founder
Margaret Porter, Content Development and Communication