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Brin Foundation Donates $3 million to The Parkinson's Institute and Clinical Center
Date:8/27/2009

rts to find the causes and cure for Parkinson's disease, expand effective, highest quality patient care and to significantly expand clinical trials for new drugs to better treat patients with Parkinson's disease.

Approximately 1 million Americans are affected with Parkinson's disease (PD), a common neurodegenerative disease that causes a high degree of disability and adds financial burden for our health care system. It is estimated that the number of PD cases will double by the year 2030. There is a critical need for new, novel therapies that will prevent or even reverse progression of Parkinson's disease. This is a major priority research focus at the Institute.

About the Parkinson's Institute and Clinical Center

Founded in 1988, The Parkinson's Institute and Clinical Center (PI) is America's only independent non-profit organization that provides both basic and clinical research, clinical trials and a comprehensive movement disorder patient clinic for Parkinson's disease (PD) and related neurological movement disorders, all under one roof. Its mission is to find the causes, provide first class patient care and discover a cure.

For more information, please visit www.thepi.org or call 408.734.2800


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