Fiscal Year 2017 (July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017)
The Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area (PFNCA) improves the quality of life of those impacted by Parkinson’s disease, their care partners and families, and fosters a sense of community to ensure that no one battles this disease alone. PFNCA offers exercise, communication and education programs to strengthen the physical and emotional health of people impacted by Parkinson’s.
- With support of our partners and many wonderful donors, PFNCA significantly increased monthly wellness program offerings including ones that focus on exercise and vocal cord strengthening.
- These programs experienced significant growth. For example, in November 2015, PFNCA provided 128 program sessions. In January 2017, PFNCA will provide more than 190 program sessions, representing an increase of more than 50%.
- All monthly wellness programs continue to be offered at no cost.
- PFNCA now provides programs in 25 different locations in 20 cities/communities in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
- PFNCA serves more than 1,500 people impacted by Parkinson’s in fiscal year 2017.
WALK OFF PARKINSON’S… A record turnout for the Walk-Off Parkinson’s event in fiscal, year 2017 (event was held 9/18/16). More than $462,000 was raised.
SYMPOSIUM… Led by our medical advisory board, this signature event sold out. More than 700 people attended. The program was held March 25, 2017 in Falls Church, Virginia. It included sections for people impacted by Parkinson’s as well as professionals whom serve those facing the disease.
PARTNERS… We now have 10 official PFNCA partners, senior living communities and fitness organizations that have joined our cause to help those facing Parkinson’s live well.
COMMUNICATIONS… In fiscal year 2017, we redesigned our website to make it easier to navigate and to learn how we serve the community. Our newsletter was relaunched under the name AMPLIFY. The new look was provided pro bono by a graphic designer, photographer and writer.
- Over 84 cents of every dollar spent went to program related activities.
- We had in-kind support of more than $480,000.
NEW LOCATION… We were able to negotiate free office space. In November 2016, we moved to our new office at 8830 Cameron Street in Silver Spring, Maryland.
LOCAL AND INDEPENDENT… PFNCA continues to thrive as a local independent organization that is not affiliated in any way with the many national organizations that focus on Parkinson’s.
A special thank you goes out to our Medical Advisory Board, Board of Directors, partners, donors, volunteers and program instructors/facilitators. Your support has made this progress possible. We are looking forward to another great year in 2018. Thank you for the role you have played in our success. Together, we will Walk Off Parkinson’s.
Jared D. Cohen, MBA
President and CEO
Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area