Pictured: Danielle Englert, MD, Director of Deep Brain Stimulation Program, Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders, Carolinas Medical Center

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. As many as one million Americans are living with Parkinson’s disease, and approximately 60,000 new cases are diagnosed annually. At Atrium Health’s Neurosciences Institute, a collaborative team of doctors and specialists is providing the region’s most comprehensive Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders care – from early diagnosis and medical management to advanced interventions. Atrium Health’s care providers are committed to addressing not only the condition but the total health and well-being of patients, by balancing medical interventions with noninvasive therapies, innovative neuro-wellness programs, and specialized rehabilitative treatment.

In 2007, the Carolinas Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Endowment was established to sustain and enhance the comprehensive treatment, education, and research programs within the Neurosciences Institute’s Center for Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorders. Through philanthropic support, the endowment supports dedicated physical and speech therapy staff, patient counseling and support efforts, and translation research programs, in alliance with complementary and alternative medicine providers.

Since its establishment, the Fund has received nearly $1.6 million in contributions, with prominent support from several community and family foundations, as well as grateful patient families who have been personally impacted by the disease.

To support these important areas within Atrium Health’s Neurosciences Institute, use our secure donation form and select the Carolinas Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Endowment from the drop-down menu.