Dr. Howard Weiss Discusses “Freezing of Gait” in Parkinson Disease

Every patient with Parkinson’s disease does not experience the same problems.  For example, some people have prominent tremors that interfere with daily activities, whereas others shake very little or not at all.  One of the symptoms that might occur after many years after developing Parkinson’s disease is known as “freezing of gait”. What is “freezing […]

A Gift Like No Other

Having Parkinson ’s disease means being aware, indeed self-conscious, of one’s physical limitations and abnormalities. Some are subtle, some painfully obvious. If friends and relatives don’t realize something is amiss after their first encounter with you as a patient, they surely will in due course. Symptoms like overall slowness of motion, difficulty getting up from […]

Walk Off Parkinson’s Logo Created To Inspire

Since 2005, the tulip has been recognized worldwide as a symbol for Parkinson’s Disease.  Many organizations involved with the Parkinson’s community use a variation on the tulip.  PFNCA’s Walk Off Parkinson’s logo tells an important story.  While there is no cure for Parkinson’s, those with it can take steps to live well with the disease.  […]

Parkinson’s Isn’t Slowing Stuart’s Attempt To Summit Mount Rainer

Silver Spring, Maryland resident Stuart Cohen has been living with Parkinson’s Disease since 2013.  Although facing this disease, which has no cure, he is not letting it get in his way.  In September he will attempt to summit Mount Rainer the highest mountain in the Cascade Range of the Pacific Northwest, and the highest mountain […]

The Important Meaning Behind Amp’s Attire — PFNCA’s Mascot Helps Raise Awareness

Did you know that lots of thought went into the creation of the uniform for PFNCA’s mascot Amp?  Read on to learn more about the important meaning behind Amp’s attire. Front of Amp’s Jersey Since 2005, the tulip has been recognized worldwide as a symbol for Parkinson’s Disease.  Many organizations involved with the Parkinson’s community […]

Alexandria’s Mike Mastromichalis Reflects on PFNCA’s Programs

  Mike Mastromichalis of Alexandria, Virginia regularly attends PFNCA Boxing for Parkinson’s and PFNCA Climbing for Parkinson’s.  He recently took a moment to reflect on these programs. “I learned about PFNCA Boxing for Parkinson’s at last year’s Walk Off Parkinson’s program and tired it.  I appreciate this program at TITLE Boxing Club and our instructor […]

Learn About Walk Off Parkinson’s in 30 Seconds

Learn about PFNCA’s Walk Off Parkinson’s program with this 30 second video primer.  You can learn more about Walk Off Parkinson’s, which will be held September 18th in Washington, D.C. and register by visiting or by calling (703) 734-1017.  Together, we will Walk Off Parkinson’s.  

Welcome to PFNCA’s New Website

Recently, PFNCA launched its new website.  The new site has many improvements including Program listings feature options to search by city and state allowing you to easily find the programs that are closest to you. Registration and Schedule Updates sections are more easily accessible. A Get Help system has been added allowing you to chat […]

Meet PFNCA Yoga Instructor Carl Schuetz

Carl Schuetz has a long career in teaching. He changed his teaching focus to yoga following a diagnosis of PD when he found that his yoga practice brought an improvement to his attitude and outward appearance. The experience was so positive and encouraging that he started earning yoga certifications with an eye toward helping others. […]