BENEFITING: Parkinsons Resource Organization, Inc.
ORGANIZER: Parkinsons Resource Organization, Inc.
Parkinsons Resource Organization, Inc. wrote -
From the moment a doctor walks into the room and tells a patient that they have Parkinson's, until the time comes that a loved one or caregiver prepares that patient for their final journey, Parkinson's Resource Organization is there. 27 years ago, Jo Rosen our Founder and President decided that there wasn't enough being done to create better quality of life for people living with Parkinson's and their caregivers. So she decided to do something about it, plus she had a lot of motivation behind her decision. Jo's mother and husband were both diagnosed with Parkinson's just a few years apart and even though she owned a successful business at the time, she gave it up to begin a new journey in life. Her mission is now the motto that we live by here at PRO, "Working so no one is isolated because of Parkinson's." From one on one counseling to support groups, and a monthly newsletter packed with vital information, PRO is there, helping the person suffering from this horrible disease. We man our phones 5 days a week, sometimes even more, taking calls from across the country and even from overseas. If our clients need a physical therapist, wheelchair, in home care, or just an ear to listen or shoulder to cry on, PRO is there. Each month our website and online social media presence reaches over 75,000 people!. This campaign, the Shop for a Cause is so vital for us this year, because we need a major technology upgrade. Our website is nearly a decade old and needs to be rebuilt. The Shop for a Cause Campaign could not have come at a better time. Thanks to you and Macy's we hope to raise enough funds to pay for the new webisite, which in turn will allow us to reach even more people struggling with Parkinson's and their caregivers. Thank you so much for your support and please spread the word about Parkinson's Resource Organization.