In 2018, the D. Jones Family Charitable Foundation continued its support of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research in honor of a family member diagnosed with the disease. According to its website, The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson’s today. Since 2000, The Michael J. Fox Foundation has funded more than $750 million to speed a cure. Read More

About Parkinson’s Disease

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research explains the disease as follows: Parkinson’s disease is a chronic, degenerative neurological disorder that affects one in 100 people over age 60. While the average age at onset is 60, some people are diagnosed at 40 or younger. There is no objective test, or biomarker, for Parkinson’s disease, so the rate of misdiagnosis can be relatively high, especially when the diagnosis is made by a non-specialist. Estimates of the number of people living with the disease therefore vary, but recent research indicates that at least one million people in the United States, and more than five million worldwide, have Parkinson’s disease. Read More

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