Fiscal Year 2018 (July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019 with supplemental information to September of 2019)
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 has increased wellness program offerings with a focus on exercise and vocal cord strengthening. Wellness programs are currently provided in 33 different locations in 24 cities and/or communities in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. at no cost to participants. More than 1,000 people participated in wellness programs during this period.
SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN PARTICIPATION… Registration for PFNCA Wellness programs increased more than five percent in 2019 as compared to 2018.
HELPING MORE PEOPLE…PFNCA provided programs and services for more than 2,500 people impacted by Parkinson’s in fiscal year 2018.
WALK OFF PARKINSON’S… This awareness and fundraising program continues to be the gold standard for Parkinson’s community walks. On September 30, 2018, more than 1,500 people gathered at Nationals Park for this inspirational program, which featured physician lectures, exercise demonstrations and a walk that culminated with a victory lap on the field. With the generous support of our sponsors, fundraisers and donors more than $400,000 was raised for PFNCA.
PFNCA SYMPOSIUM… Led by our medical advisory board, this signature event expanded to two locations for the first time. The program was held concurrently in Falls Church, Virginia, Towson, Maryland and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Lectures were live streamed between locations. More than 750 people attended. The agenda included updates on medications, research as well as information to live well with the disease.
PFNCA Parkinson’s Pointers Lecture Series continues to grow… Four lectures were held by live-stream to community based locations in FY19. More than 1,500 people viewed these lectures during this period.
EFFICIENT…Over 84 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 more than $780,000.
USING DONATED OFFICE SPACE…We continue to operate out of donated office space, which saves tens of thousands of dollars annually.
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 local 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 2020. 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