Welcome to The Parkinson’s & Movement Disorder Foundation (PMDF)
PMDF was founded in 1998 in Orange County, California. Our mission is to support basic and clinical research into the causes and treatments for Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders such as dystonia, myoclonus, spasticity, and tremor which will ultimately help us find a cure.
Our Foundation is committed to working with other organizations with similar philosophies in an effort to bring together expertise from both basic and clinical science perspectives.
We are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for those who suffer from movement disorders and their families, through research, education, and community outreach.
The Parkinson’s & Movement Disorder Foundation (PMDF) raises funds throughout the year and since our founding has granted over $315,000 in funding to support important research taking place in organizations throughout the world.
Join us in the fight against Parkinson’s Disease!Our Zent-A-Thon 5K walk/run fundraiser was held May 21, 2016. We had over 70 walkers. We are doing it again this year on Saturday, June 10th and we hope to have even more people participate.
Click on the map to the right for an interactive map of the route.
News / Bulletin
Interview with Dr. Gabrielle Wilson, 2015 PMDF
by Mary Ann Chapman, Ph.D.
Dr. Gabrielle Wilson and her colleagues have added yet another
culprit to the list of genes that cause Parkinson’s
disease. The genetic alterations somehow cause nerve cells
to die, and Dr. Wilson and her colleagues want to know why.
2017 Fundraiser for the Parkinson's and Movement Disorder Foundation
Zent-A-Thon 5K Walk/Run Fundraiser at Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley, California
Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 8:30 am
Join us in the fight against Parkinson’s Disease!
- Free T-shirt provided for participants
- Lunch provided by KATELLA DELI
- Timed 5K walk/run
Parkinson’s Disease Overview
If you or someone you know has Parkinson’s disease you are not alone. In the U.S., 50,000 to 60,000 new cases of PD are diagnosed each year, adding to the one million people who currently have PD. read more