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Who We Are

A Better Approach to Parkinson's


Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s is a local 501 c 3 non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers.

Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s serves more than 2,700 people affected by Parkinson’s each year at no charge. We strive to achieve our mission by providing people with Parkinson's and their caregivers A Better Approach to Parkinson’s.
Our Better Approach includes:
  • Care Advisors – The Neuro Challenge Care Advisor helps people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers navigate the complexities of managing the disease by providing individualized support and community resource referrals for boxing, cycling, movement and yoga classes, voice therapy, art therapy and more.
  • Monthly Educational and Support Programs - Care Advisors coordinate and facilitate monthly programs in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and Pinellas counties. Participants in Neuro Challenge Foundation’s monthly programs gain valuable information while having the opportunity to meet others also facing the journey with Parkinson’s while being enveloped in a community of caring and support.
  • Distinguished Speakers Series (DSS) - Semi-Annually held mid-sized events (100-200 attendees) that typically feature two local speakers presenting on various topics that are important to the Parkinson’s community. DSS events are currently held in Manatee, Charlotte, Pinellas, Highlands and Marion counties.
  • Health Care Provider Education Program - The Health Care Provider Education Program provides training about Parkinson’s, usually with CME (Continuing Medical Education) or CEU (Continuing Education Units) credits, to health care providers. The program is designed to help non-neurology based health care providers to better identify and treat their patients with Parkinson’s.
  • The Annual Parkinson’s Symposium – The Symposium is held in partnership with the Sarasota Memorial Health Care System. The Symposium features presentations from Parkinson’s experts with a special presentation from our partner. The Symposium has a capacity crowd each year of 550 attendees.
  • The Parkinson’s Expo – Neuro Challenge Foundation’s signature annually held, day-long event created to educate, engage and empower the Parkinson’s community. The Expo features several presenters who are nationally renowned Parkinson’s experts. More than 1,400 people attended the inaugural Parkinson’s Expo in 2018 making it the largest event of its kind in country.

Our Mission:

Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s is dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers.

Our Vision:

All people affected by Parkinson Disease live a life of wellness with hope for the future.

Our Core Values:

We are committed to:

  • Maintaining the highest standards throughout the organization.

  • Operating as a unified entity - in a culture of service, respect and collaboration.

  • Making a relentless effort to better understand, combat and develop a better approach to Parkinson’s disease.

  • Serving ALL people.

Our Major Strategic Goals:

  • To promote awareness and participation through strategic community partnerships.

  • To actively address the emotional, financial and educational needs of people with Parkinson’s and their care partners.

  • To strengthen the organizational infrastructure toward creating a flexible, financially strong, and high performing sustainable organization.

  • To facilitate access to community resources.

  • To educate the community about Parkinson Disease.
  • Administrative Office and Mailing Address: 722 Apex Rd. Suite A, Sarasota, FL 34240

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