Fiscal Year 2023 (July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022 with supplemental information to December 31, 2022)
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.
WELLNESS PROGRAMMING CONTINUES TO BE A KEY APPROACH TO SERVICE…With the support of our partners and generous donors, PFNCA provided more than 1,800 wellness classes online using Zoom during most of FY22 in response to COVID-19. In consultation with our Medical Advisory Board, in-person classes returned at some locations starting in April of 2022. The classes were provided at no cost to participants.
HELPING MORE PEOPLE…PFNCA provided programs and services for more than 2,500 people impacted by Parkinson’s in fiscal year 2022.
WALK OFF PARKINSON’S… PFNCA’s awareness, educational and fundraising program was held as a hybrid effort in response to COVID-19 in September of 2021 and returned in person in October of 2022. In 2022, the program included educational presentations by Drs. Debra Ehrlich, Pritha Ghosh, Alexander Ksendozosky and Steve Grill, and raised more than $250,000. The program was held at Shirley Povich Field in Rockville, Maryland.
PFNCA SYMPOSIUM… Led by our medical advisory board, in 2022 this signature event took place online with a view-on-demand format and featured 27 new sessions by 33 physicians that specialize in Parkinson’s. The format allowed us to include an additional 23 previously recorded sessions as part of an archive. In total, more than 35 hours of educational content was provided.
PARKINSON MOBILE RESOURCE UNIT HITS THE ROAD… PFNCA’s outreach truck — the Parkinson Mobile Resource Unit — participated in parades to raise awareness of Parkinson’s in Washington, D.C. as well as community events in Alexandria, Virginia in 2022.
EFFICIENT…Over 80 cents of every dollar spent went to program related activities.
LEVERAGING DONATIONS WITH IN-KIND SUPPORT…We had in-kind support (donations of products and services) of nearly $450,000.
USING DONATED OFFICE SPACE…We continue to operate out of donated office space, which saves tens of thousands of dollars annually.
Recognizing our Medical Advisory Board…
PFNCA’s Medical Advisory Board played a critical role in our successful service during FY22 as we continued to be challenged by serving people considered double at risk for COVID-19. Members of this body routinely advised us and increased educational offerings during this period. The Medical Advisory Board is Chaired by Dr. Pritha Ghosh of George Washington University. For the first time, the Medical Advisory Board created a Vice Chair role and selected Dr. Justin Martello of Christiana Care Neurology Specialists to serve in that role.
ONE OF THE BEST… PFNCA continues to be honored as One of the Best Small Non-Profit Organizations in the Greater Washington Region by the Catalogue for Philanthropy. This recognition honors organizations with budgets less than $2M that excel in non-profit service. PFNCA first received this honor in 2014.
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PFNCA continues to thrive as a regional independent organization that is not affiliated in any way with any of 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, program instructors/facilitators and staff. Your support has made this progress possible. We are looking forward to another great year in 2023. 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