Knock Out Parkinson’s by Donating Today!
Over 13,000 people in the Atlanta region are living with Parkinson’s, and the vast majority are unaware of the recent medical research demonstrating the dramatic benefits of vigorous and varied exercise adapted to meet their unique needs.
PD Gladiators (as of August 1, we have transferred our operations to the Parkinson’s Foundation and will be known as Parkinson’s Foundation Georgia) is managed by a multi-disciplinary volunteer team of people with Parkinson’s (PwPs), doctors, physical therapists, researchers and fitness professionals who believe community-based exercise programs are necessary if we are to expect PwPs to exercise for the long-term starting at diagnosis, slowing their disease progression and improving their quality of life. We were founded in 2014 to develop a network of low-cost, safe and effective exercise classes designed for those living with Parkinson’s and to promote the benefit of exercise for PwPs among the medical community.
PD Gladiators (Parkinson’s Foundation Georgia) has already developed a network of over 60 weekly classes adapted for PD offered by independent fitness instructors, spanning most of the Atlanta metropolitan area. In addition to certification in their area of expertise, each affiliated instructor has completed a training course in the delivery of group exercise to PwPs.
Our continued growth depends on donations from people whose life has been impacted by Parkinson’s. Whether you, a family member or friend has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s, please consider making a contribution today. Here are some examples of how your contribution might help:
♦ $35 can subsidize a new exercise program in an underserved area for a week
♦ $100 can inform hundreds of PwPs about the benefits of exercise (by providing educational and referral materials to four neurologists’ offices)
♦ $500 can pay for the technology necessary to track and communicate with our participants and affiliated fitness instructors for six months
♦ $700 can pay a boxing trainer’s tuition at the Rock Steady Training Camp to help start a noncontact PD boxing program in a new location
♦ $1,000 can subsidize the average new Parkinson’s class in the PD Gladiators network for a year until it develops a regular following
♦ $2,500 could allow us to pay for a full year’s fees for LDBF’s PD Gladiators boxing program (unlimited classes) for three PwPs in financial need
♦ $5,000 could fund a new transportation assistance program
The Parkinson’s Foundation is a nonprofit corporation exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All contributions are tax deductible for Federal income tax purposes.
Thank you for supporting the PD Gladiators Network! We hope to provide hands-on value to the Parkinson’s community and appreciate your trust in us to achieve that objective. The following information will be sent upon request: (A) a full and fair description of the Parkinson’s Foundation’s programs and activities, and (B) a summary financial statement.
Become a Corporate Partner
In an effort to strengthen our programs and widen our reach to help people with Parkinson’s and raise awareness within the metro Atlanta medical community, we are looking for companies interested in partnering with our organization in 2018 and beyond.
We are now offering a robust Annual Corporate Partnership Campaign to get businesses involved and encourage them to support our very important mission. Partnership opportunities include benefits like year-round visibility through our website, inclusion in media opportunities, promotional literature and participation in PD Gladiators programs and events throughout the year. If you know of companies that might be interested, please contact Annie Long at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 713-823-1398 for more information. A copy of our Annual Corporate Partnership Campaign offering document may be downloaded HERE.
With your help, we can give Parkinson’s and the importance of exercise a louder voice in metro Atlanta.
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