Editor’s note: This feature is part of an ongoing series that highlights nonprofit organizations serving the Mercer Island community.
What is the mission of your organization? Our mission at Mercer Island-based Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation (NWPF) is to improve the quality of life of people affected by Parkinson’s disease through awareness, education, advocacy and care.
How many people does your organization help? NWPF helps about 30,000 people affected by Parkinson’s.
What is your greatest need? NWPF’s greatest need is giving the Parkinson’s community better access to care.
How can the community help your organization? By supporting NWPF, the community can help make a greater impact on those affected by Parkinson’s.
Is there anything else you would like to add? Our mission at NWPF is to improve the quality of life of people affected by Parkinson’s disease through awareness, education, advocacy and care. Our goals are to bridge the gap between diagnosis and cure with the best evidence-based programming, to provide high quality, equitable services and to promote low cost education of the latest Parkinson’s research and information. We want people to Move, Connect and Engage. Our vision is to continue providing these programs and services, but also, to expand our work by bringing more Parkinson’s experts to local communities, sending the latest Parkinson’s research and information to those affected by Parkinson’s, and offering social services in-person and over the phone to people with Parkinson’s and care partners.
What is the best way for the community to contact you? Call 206-748-9481 or email Sydney@nwpf.org.