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The Parkinsons Association Of Southwest Florida Announce Their New Executive Director

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Schoeffel Steps-In Just in Time to Lead their 22nd Annual Walk on February 13, 2021

The Board of Directors of the Parkinsons Association of Southwest Florida announces the appointment of Mary C, Schoeffel as the new Executive Director of the Parkinsons Association of SWFL. Schoeffel assumes the position just in time for the Parkinsons Association of SWFLs 22nd Annual Step-Up for Parkinsons Walk, which will take place on February 13, 2021, from 9:00 am-Noon. This year, the walk offers the option of joining in-person at Baker Park in Naples or to walk virtually and enjoy the live activities online. This event provides an opportunity to raise awareness and funds that directly benefit more than 8,000 members of our community who are diagnosed with Parkinsons Disease in Collier County, and more than 11,000 in Lee County.

We are thrilled to have Mary as our new executive director, said Bill Morgan, Board Chair of the Parkinsons Association of SWFL. She brings with her a remarkably strong background as a Certified Professional Fundraising Executive, in addition to a wealth of knowledge and experience in successfully leading non-profit human services and arts organizations. We believe Mary will provide the leadership and direction to build on the enormous growth our organization has experienced over the past few years.

Parkinson Association Of Sw Fl Inc Overview

Parkinson Association Of Sw Fl Inc is located in Naples, FL. The organization was established in 2013. According to its NTEE Classification the organization is classified as: Human Service Organizations, under the broad grouping of Human Services and related organizations. As of 05/2020, Parkinson Association Of Sw FL Inc employed 5 individuals. This organization is an independent organization and not affiliated with a larger national or regional group of organizations.

For the year ending 05/2020, Parkinson Association Of Sw FL Inc generated $597.6k in total revenue. This organization has experienced exceptional growth, as over the past 6 years, it has increased revenue by an average of 29.2% each year . All expenses for the organization totaled $283.5k during the year ending 05/2020. While expenses have increased by 11.1% per year over the past 6 years. They’ve been increasing with an increasing level of total revenue. You can explore the organizations financials more deeply in the financial statements section below.


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APDA funding supports:

  • Studies to identify novel gene mutations that contribute to Parkinsonism
  • A range of clinical trials from gait in advanced PD to Lewy bodies of the gut
  • A highly active DBS program with 75-100 procedures performed per year
  • Approximately 1,500 patients seen each year


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About The Apda South Florida Chapter

The APDA South Florida Chapter works tirelessly every day to support and empower those in our community who are impacted by Parkinsons disease . We promote hope and optimism through innovative services, programs, education, and support, while also funding vital research. We are here to help you and your loved ones every step of the way.

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The Parkinsons Association Of Swfl Help Our Community Members With Pd To Live Well

Fast Facts about PD. Experts predict that PD diagnosis will soon exceed that of Alzheimers.. As life expectancy increases, so does the number of people living with the disease which is expected to double in the next 15 years.. While research for a cure continues, you can live well with PD.. Parkinsons Disease affects the central nervous system touching almost every aspect of daily living including movement, mood, speech, eating and drinking, sleep, and cognition.. Each person is affected differently and their symptoms vary. Many exhibit symptoms years before diagnosis.. Because treatments are available, many live for decades following diagnosis.

A diagnosis of PD can feel overwhelming, but the Parkinsons Association of Southwest Florida wants you to know that they are there to help you live well with PD. In addition to answering your questions, the PAWFL is a resource to connect you to neurologists in southwest Florida and movement disorder specialists in the state of Florida.

For nearly twenty-five years, PASWFL has provided front-line advocacy through effective programs and services that improve the quality of life, educate, enrich, and empower our community members affected by PD and related neurological diseases. Each week the PAWSFL offers more than 20 programs and support groups for members with PD and their Care Partners in addition to the greater SWFL community.

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We provide local resources and support to the Parkinsons community. Find a support group, join an art or movement class, get physical or occupational therapy, or take part in clinical trials. Discover all the resources that may be available to you brought to you by your local team at APDA.

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Parkinson Association Of Southwest Florida

Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida

Every nine minutes someone in our community is diagnosed with Parkinsons Disease . Chances are you or someone you know or love will be affected by the disease.

PD is the fastest growing disease in our community. Advancing age is the most significant risk factor for PD. Living in a community with significant aging population, experts unfortunately predict that diagnoses will reach catastrophic levels. As life expectancy increases, so does the number of people living with the disease which is expected to double in the next 15 years. With no cure in sight, the Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida advocates for our local PD community. Thousands of people in our community rely on the services of PASFI.

For over twenty years, The Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida has been improving the quality of life of persons with Parkinsons and their care partners while creating a safe, nurturing and welcoming community. PASFI advocate for our members and educate our community about PD. PASFI nurture relationships among those involved in the care of persons with PD.

PASFI connects people to the information, support services, programs and activities they need to enhance wellness, live an active, engaged life moving forward and delay the progression of the disease. Daily from Marco Island to southern Lee County, we offer movement classes, support groups, speech classes, social activities and educational programming for people with PD, their care partners and families.

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