More than 15,000 people have Parkinson’s in San Diego and, nationally, it’s estimated there are one million people with Parkinson’s.
Parkinson’s is a chronic, progressive neurologic disorder characterized by the slow degeneration of nerve cells in the part of the brain that controls movement.
The cardinal motor symptoms associated with Parkinson’s may include:
Non-motor symptoms may include:
1980: Support group of people with Parkinson’s and their families members begin to meet
1983: American Parkinson’s Disease Association asks the group to become a local chapter and establish an Information & Referral Center
1989: Parkinson’s Association is incorporated as a 501(c)3
2009: Celebrates 20th Anniversary
2011: Changes name to Parkinson’s Association of San Diego
Board of Directors & Staff:
Board of Directors: 21
Staff Members: 9
Volunteers Annually: Approximately 250
Projected 2010 Revenues: $885,000.00
Operational Expense: 16%