Dear Friend of PDF:
As my colleague Howard mentioned last week, each member on the Board of Directors has a personal stake in PDF's mission to end Parkinson's. That is why together, the Board is matching your gifts, for up to at least $100,000.
My father Allan lives with Parkinson's. When we first learned of his diagnosis, our primary concern was finding him the best care.
My grandmother was a friend of Page Morton Black, who was Chairman of PDF until shortly before her death earlier this year. After learning of my father's diagnosis, Mrs. Black and PDF were incredibly helpful in getting us to the right doctors.
I cannot think of any other PD organization that follows through on its mission with such personal and caring action. And this is the same way PDF approaches its research programs and its goal of ending Parkinson's.
That is why I, and the PDF Board of Directors, are doubling your impact on research by providing a $100,000 matching gift for all contributions made by midnight on Tuesday, December 31, 2013.
Your gift of $50 will automatically become $100, a gift of $100 becomes $200 and a gift of $500 becomes $1,000!
Much like you, my family and I would love nothing more than to see an end to this terrible disease. So thank you for continuing to support PDF's research programs and, in turn, everyone whose lives are affected by Parkinson's disease – including my Dad.
We are in this together. We have a lot at stake.