Thank you very much for choosing to support the EPDA and its activities and projects. Your donation will help people with Parkinson's live a full life.
Because the EPDA is an European umbrella organisation and not a national organisation, our priorities, opportunities and limitations – especially where fundraising is concerned – are very different.
- Research for new treatments is not our major priority
- Instead, our vision is to enable all people with Parkinson’s in Europe to live a full life. To achieve this we need to raise the profile of Parkinson’s and enable people living with the disease to be treated effectively and equally throughout Europe.
Unfortunately, seeking funding to support our aims is a huge challenge for a European umbrella organisation such as the EPDA. This is due to the limited opportunities that are open to us:
- Unlike our 45 member organisations, we cannot access the government funding national patient organisations can obtain.
- Other traditional funding channels – such as legacies, lottery funds or collection boxes – are not an option.
To achieve our very important goals, therefore, we have to rely on private funding, both from individual supporters and businesses.
Your donation will help to: