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.
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.
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
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.
You helped me when my husband was very ill and I didn't know where to turn. Now I'm happy to return the favor.B.A.
For a significant period of time we were privileged to attend a support group in Wisconsin. It was an encouraging experience. We came away with realistic information, genuine understanding of our situation, friends and always a dwelling on the positive. To those of you who serve to make this origination possible, thank you.C.J.
My husband was a member of the exercise program in Green Bay - a very worthwhile exercise program. Thank you.E.H.
- Everyone else has been a black hole or a dead end. WPA is the only organization that has assisted me and my father and given us useful information. He found his new doctor thanks to your referral, and she has been a life-saver. Now you have given us a resource to help him stay mobile and manage his symptoms. Thank you.J.F.
WPA EducationI'm in the early stages of PD, so I depend on WPA for subject matter at this time. Thank you!H.S.
IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR THOSE WITH PARKINSONS