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The Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN) is the unified voice of the Parkinson’s community advocating for better treatments and a cure. In partnership with other Parkinson’s organizations and our powerful grassroots network, we educate the public and government leaders on better policies for research and an improved quality of life for people living with Parkinson’s.
PAN has a unique structure as the one organization in Washington, DC advocating on behalf of the entire Parkinson’s community. In addition to our network of grassroots volunteers from around the country, PAN represents The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, The Parkinson Alliance, the National Parkinson Foundation, and the Davis Phinney Foundation. Very few other disease communities have this distinct and effective structure. Learn more about the structure and other partnerships and collaborations.
PAN’s work spans a variety of issues from Medicare therapy to research funding to access to telehealth. Learn more about our work.
PAN is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization. Contributions to PAN are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Tax ID: #94-3172675.
PAN was founded in 1991 by Joan Samuelson who, when diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 1987, realized the disease was not receiving enough funding or attention from the Federal government. Joan left the practice of law and put her hard work and creativity into building PAN so that there would be an organization to educate those with Parkinson’s how to advocate for themselves.
PAN relies on your generous donations to do our important work. Please consider a gift today.Donate Now