Special thanks to Jim Cantrell & Judith Laimon-Smith for allowing us to share their stories.
Thanks to participants in the Boxing for Parkinson’s Class at the Wisconsin Athletic Club-Brookfield, led by Kathy Delker,
as well as support group participants in the Brookfield Support Group for being a part of this video.

Our Mission

To expand medical professional and public awareness and understanding about Parkinson disease that will lead to maximum support, the best individual health care, assistance for caregivers and families, and increased funding for research.

Our Vision

To create a world without Parkinson disease. Until then, we are here to help by:

  • Making the public more aware of Parkinson’s and where to get help
  • Educating healthcare professionals about how to recognize and treat Parkinson’s
  • Supporting people with Parkinson’s, their caregivers, and family members
  • Supporting research into the cause, better treatment, and a cure

Our History

Wisconsin Parkinson Association was founded in 1984 as an avenue to provide support for patients who received the diagnosis of Parkinson disease. As a community resource, WPA has grown as the needs of the Parkinson community have grown. As a 501c3 organization, WPA is an independent nonprofit that is not affiliated with a national organization, so the money donated to WPA stays local to support the people who need help.

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