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What is Parkinson's disease?

Parkinson's disease is a progressive, neurodegenerative brain disease. Parkinson's disease causes a part of the brain that is essential for movement, known as the substantia nigra, to degenerate.

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Newsletter 2013

In this issue: We are very excited to announce our new Scientific Advisory Chair and our focus! We have had a great year and want to thank everyone that made it so successful.

Who We Are

The inspiration behind our cause is our mother, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2008. On behalf of our mom and others like her, we are committed to hastening progress in the fight against the disease. Let's get started. More

Mission Statement

The Blechman Foundation funds Parkinson's disease research primarily in the area of neuroprotection. More

Funding News

The Foundation is proud to announce a grant for neuroprotective research to the Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases at the University of Pittsburgh. More

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